- Full Name:
- Courtney Walsh
- October 30, 1962 (54 years)
Courtney Walsh (born 30 October 1962) is a former Jamaican Cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, Captaining the West Indies in 22 Test Matches.He is a fast bowler, and best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years. Walsh played 132 Tests and 205 ODIs for the West Indies and took 519 and 227 wicketsrespectively. He shared 421 Test wickets with Ambrose in 49 matches. He held the record of most Test wickets from 2000, after he brokeKapil Dev’s record. He was the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in Test Cricket.His autobiography is entitled "Heart of the Lion". Walsh was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1987, and one of the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year, only a year later. In October 2010, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He was appointed as the Specialist Bowling Coach of The Bangladesh Cricket Team in August 2016.
Walsh played 132 Tests and 205 ODI matches, and took 519 and 227 wickets respectively.He took 22 five wicket hauls in Tests—of which five fifers came in the first 63 appearances and 17 in the later 69 appearances—and one in ODIs. Walsh holds the record for the best test match bowling as Captain(13/52).