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Popular fast bowler of West Indian cricket team: Courtney Andrew Walsh

by on November 10, 2012
in Profiles, West Indies

Greatest fast bowler of west indies Courtney Walsh

Andrew Walsh is a former fast bowler of the West Indian team who played at International level from 1984-2001 while he performed as a captain for the team in a total of 22 Test matches. Today, Walsh is most recognized for his brilliant opening bowling alliance with Curtly Ambrose. Not just this, he is also popular for making the record of maximum number of Test wickets from 2000.

Walsh made his first step into the world of fame in 1979 when he bagged 10 wickets in an innings performed in school cricket while it was only three years later that he made his first-class playing debut. In his Test debut against Australia in 1984, Walsh took 2 wickets for 43 runs. Later in the same season, he made his debut for ODI against Sri Lanka while in 2000, he played his last ODI against New Zealand. Walsh was bequeathed with the honor of being one of the Widen Cricketers of the Year in 1987. Having been appointed as a captain for the West Indian team for the tours of New Zealand and India in 1994, he bagged 62 Test wickets at an average of 21.75 runs per wicket in 1995. This feat was better enhanced in 2000 when he then performed at an average of 18.69 while securing 66 Test wickets. This included 34 wickets in the Test series that Walsh played against the English team at an average of 12.82 runs per wickets. Walsh claimed 519 wickets in test cricket at an economy rate of 2.53. He claimed 227 wickets in the One Day International cricket at an economy rate of 3.83. 

Today, Courtney Andrew Walsh is a regular feature of the Lashing World XI and owns a restaurant by the name of Cuddyz in Jamaica. Walsh is one bowler who is always going to be an inspiration for younger fast bowlers who are crazy about pace and quite fond of scaring the opponent teams.

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