Matches (20)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
BPL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Courtney Andrew Walsh


October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica


61y 117d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role


A physiological phenomenon, Courtney Walsh probably bowled faster for longer than any man in history. His spirit was as unbreakable as his body, urging him on to the previously undreamed-of heights of 519 Test wickets and 30,019 balls, not to mention the countless overs he sent down for Gloucestershire and Jamaica. For the first half of his career, Walsh was the willing workhorse cantering into the wind while Curtly Ambrose or Malcolm Marshall galloped down the hill. But he grew stronger and wilier with age, graduating to the new ball around 1993, and forming one of the great opening partnerships with Ambrose: 421 wickets between them from 49 Tests. Walsh's action was neither elegant nor orthodox, but it was hugely economical, catapulting the ball down from 10 foot high with a simple snap of the hips. An old-fashioned specialist, his comic incompetence with the bat earned him a Test-record 43 ducks.
Simon Briggs October 2004

Courtney Walsh Career Stats


List A440-21881138545516/216/2125.143.7939.71350

Batting & Fielding

List A440214651304388.75--00--680
Courtney Andrew Walsh

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Courtney Walsh and Stafanie Taylor have a chat before the game
Courtney Walsh bowls during the Bushfire Bash game
Courtney Walsh has joined the West Indies women's team support staff
Courtney Walsh watches on during his time with Bangladesh
Rubel Hossain is flanked by Mashrafe Mortaza and Courtney Walsh after being felicitated for 100 ODI wickets
Mustafizur Rahman bowls in the presence of Courtney Walsh