Andre Ryan Adams is a cricketer from New Zealand of Caribbean descent who is a right handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler.
Adams enhances the New Zealand batting with his hard-hitting skills but as his bowling is not so consistent his selection in the one-day side is not assured. During the 2002 West Indies tour he had some back injuries due to which Jacob Oram replaced him. Adams was a member of the New Zealand team that reached the Super Sixes of the 2003 World Cup however later was not favored by the selectors. Further he was chosen for the 2004 NatWest Series in England.
For the 2005 and 2006 seasons he signed with Essex. The 2006-07 domestic season was a good one for Adams and he took 32 wickets at an average of 18.78 in the State Championship as well as scored 318 runs at an average of 39.75. However as he grabbed and shook the helmet of Bevan Griggs the Central Districts batsman he had to face a one-month suspension. He was recalled for the three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka in December but was not included for the World Cup and in May 2007 he lost his national contract. In spite of good performances in the State Championship he was overlooked in the next season and due to this frustration Adams signed a two-year contract with the unofficial Indian Cricket League. Andre Adams is a good athlete on the field as he has a strong throw from the outfield. His bowling is quite effective as he gets very good movement with the new ball and is capable of bowling good and accurate yorkers at the end overs of the game.
In the 42 one-day internationals played Adams has taken 53 wickets at an average of 31 and economy of 5.22.