Fabian Allen is an all-round Jamaican cricketer who represents West Indies in the International cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox.
Fabian Allen was born on Sunday, 7 May 1995 (age 25 years; as of 2020) in Kingston, Jamaica. His full name is Fabian Anthony Allen. NDTV Sports His zodiac sign is Taurus. He did his schooling from Vere Technical High School. During his time at school, he created national history in Jamaica by scoring 338 runs in a match, breaking the previous highest individual score in rural schoolboy cricket of 325 runs made by Eltham High’s Shacoya Thomas. After achieving this feat, he was also named RJR Communications Group 2012 Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year. For Fabian, the circumstances weren’t quite good while growing up. While talking about his early life, Fabian says,
I grew up in rough areas. We are tough and can bear pain. Where I live, it’s very tough to play. We used to play cricket on the dirt”
He started playing cricket at the age of 9, and with sheer dedication and hard work, he went on to make a name for himself in the international cricket scene.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Odain Allen.
Wife & Children
Fabian Allen is married to a Jamaican girl named Amanda Elliott (aka Trisha Lee Elliott).
The couple together has two children: a son and a daughter named Aaliyah (born on 10 July 2020).
Fabian Allen was a part of the West-Indies’ squad for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup; however, he did not get to play in any match. On 25 November 2016, Fabian played his maiden first-class match for Jamaica in the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition. In November 2017, he played an inning of 169 runs not out for Jamaica in a match against Trinidad and Tobago in the 2017–18 Regional Four Day Competition. This was also his first century in first-class cricket. He came to limelight after giving some cracking performances in Global T20 Canada 2018. Fabian has played various significant domestic cricket tournaments around the world.
Some major domestic franchises that Fabian Allen has represented are Jamaica Tallawahs (CPL), Multan Sultans (Pakistan Super League), St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (CPL), Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL), and Sylhet Sixers (BPL).
His impactful performances in the domestic circuit helped him to secure a place in the West-Indies tour of India in 2018. On 27 October 2018, he made his international debut for West-Indies in a One-Day International (ODI) match against India in Pune. He also made his T20 debut against India a week later on 4 November 2018. Over the years, Fabian Allen has emerged as a decent all-round cricketer and has become a crucial part of West Indies’ limited-overs team. Although Fabian has made a name for himself as a cricketer of the shorter format, he does not see himself as only a short format player. It is his dream to represent West Indies in test matches. Talking about it, he said,
It’s just that I’m playing more shorter formats now, I’m focusing on the shorter formats. I still love red-ball cricket. Red-ball cricket is my dream.”
Apart from being good with the bat and the ball, Allen is also a gun fielder and is known for his sensational fielding efforts. Here is a video clip of a catch taken by Fabian Allen in CPL 2017 that earned him the first spot on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays of 2017.
- In 2016, Fabian met with a serious car accident in which one of his arms got badly injured. Doctors said that Fabian might not be able to hold the bat again; however, he proved them wrong by making a comeback and piling loads of runs in the domestic circuit. While talking about the accident, Allen said,
It was a situation that could have happened to anyone. I was trying to protect the other driver, who was coming from the opposite side. Unfortunately, the car lost control and turned over. The doctor said I’m lucky, because I almost lost my hand. But God kept me going.”
- In 2020, Fabian Allen was ruled out of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after he missed a charter flight to Trinidad, where the tournament was going to be held. Amid the COVID-19 restrictions in Trinidad, the flight was the only way Allen could have landed in Trinidad. Caribbean National Weekly
- Fabian has an extensive network of tattoos enveloped on his entire body. He even has a tattoo of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup’s logo inked on his neck.
References [ + ]