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Courtney Walsh
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Courtney Walsh

West Indies|Bowler
Courtney Walsh

INTL CAREER: 1984 - 2001

Full Name

Courtney Andrew Walsh

Born

October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica

Age

58y 198d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test13224230019126885197/3713/5524.442.5357.8032223
ODI2052041082269182275/15/130.473.8347.60610
FC429854433923318079/7221.712.7547.2010420
List A44021881138545516/216/2125.143.7939.701350
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1321856193630*7.54208844.82007719290
ODI2057933321306.9745171.1700270
FC42955815845306611.32081170
List A440214651304388.7500680
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Photos


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
Bowling coach Courtney Walsh joins Bangladesh players as they engage in some football