Fabian Allen hogged the international limelight after his screamer of a catch during a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match went viral on the social media. After getting all the media attention, Allen backed up his talent with performances in the domestic set-up and is now all set to play in the 13th edition of IPL.
On November 25, 2016, Allen made his first-class debut for Jamaica during the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition. In CPL, Allen represents St Kitts and Nevis Patriots since the year 2017.
In November 2017, he scored his maiden century in first-class cricket, making 169 not out f
or Jamaica against Trinidad and Tobago in the 2017–18 Regional Four Day Competition. Furthermore, he made his List A debut for Jamaica in the 2017–18 Regional Super50 on 6 February 2018
Fabian Allen first made headlines during the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Premier league with a screamer of a catch at deep point, one that went viral on YouTube. He has been a revelation for them with the bat in the competition in the last two seasons, making 337 runs at a strike rate of 181.18. He has also chipped in with the ball
Fabian Allen made his ODI debut against India on 27 October 2018 at Pune. Allen couldn't score much and went wicketless in the match but West Indies won the match by 43 runs nevertheless. He has played 14 ODIs so far and taken 4 wickets whilst scoring 143 runs.
In April 2019, Fabian Allen was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The West Indian made his T20I debut against India, one week after his ODI debut at Kolkata. Allen made a quick fire 27 off 20 deliveries against a strong Indian bowling line-up and bowled an over in a contest which the Windies side eventually lost by 5 wickets, courtesy DLS.
His brilliant performances in CPL attracted the sight of former IPL champion Sunrisers Hyderabad and he was bought by SRH for 50 lakh in the 2020 IPL Auction. Allen will get the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the big names in international cricket like David Warner, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow. Two days after getting a contract from Sunrisers Hyderabad Allen came up with a pleasant surprise for his dad and gifted him a car.
Fabian Anthony Allen was born on May 7, 1995, in Kingston Jamaica who represents West Indies in international cricket. Allen is a right-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox.. Allen plays for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.