Full name Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose
Born September 21, 1963, Swetes Village, Antigua
Current age 53 years 186 days
Major teams West Indies, Leeward Islands, Northamptonshire, UWI Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI, West Indies Masters
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Georgetown, Apr 2-6, 1988 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 31-Sep 4, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 12, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 23, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 2000|
|List A span||1985/86 - 2000|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/45||SRT Blasters||v Warne’s Warr||Los Angeles||14 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|1*, 0/36||SRT Blasters||v Warne’s Warr||New York||7 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|1/23||UWI CelebXI||v WICB CelebXI||Bridgetown||26 Sep 2015||Other T20|
|1/31, 4*||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||9 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|2/19||WI Masters||v Ind Masters||Bridgetown||6 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|0/23||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||5 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|1/18||WI Masters||v SA Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|1/28||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||30 Nov 2009||Other T20|
|3/21||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||27 Nov 2009||Other T20|
Fee fi fo fum. A giant of the game in every sense, Curtly Ambrose was the most lethal pace bowler of his generation. Like his predecessor Andy Roberts, Ambrose didn't say much, refusing countless interview requests with the motto "Curtly talk to no man". Yet his silence seemed only to magnify his achievements - and his menace. Among Ambrose's 405 Test wickets at 20.99, two spells stand out: the 6 for 24 that hustled England out for 46 in Trinidad in 1993-94, and his series-clinching burst of 7 for 1 against Australia at the WACA the previous season. Perth's springboard of a pitch was ideal for a man who stood 6ft 7ins and released the ball from almost 10ft high, but there was more to Ambrose's game than bounce. When his extreme pace deserted him, he fell back on subtle seam movement and an immaculately grooved action. English batsmen saw a great deal of Ambrose's hand-jiving wicket celebration, which set his white wristbands flashing like doves taking to the sky.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1992
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