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Courtney Walsh
Personal information
Full name Courtney Andrew Walsh
Born 30 October 1962 (1962-10-30) (age 58)
Kingston, Jamaica
Nickname Two C's (along with Curtly Ambrose)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler, Selector
International information
National side West Indies
Test debut (cap 183) 9 November 1984 v Australia
Last Test 19 April 2001 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 45) 10 January 1985 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 January 2000 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 12, 33
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981/82–2000/01 Jamaica
1984–1998 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 132 205 429 440
Runs scored 936 321 4,530 1,304
Batting average 7.54 6.97 11.32 8.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/8 0/0
Top score 30* 30 66 38
Balls bowled 30,019 10,822 85,443 21,881
Wickets 519 227 1,807 551
Bowling average 24.44 30.47 21.71 25.14
5 wickets in innings 22 1 104 5
10 wickets in match 3 0 20 0
Best bowling 7/37 5/1 9/72 6/21
Catches/stumpings 29/– 27/– 117/– 68/–

Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (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 wickets respectively. He shared 421 Test wickets with Ambrose in 49 matches. He held the record of most Test wickets from 2000, after he broke the record of Kapil Dev. This record was later broken in 2004 by Shane Warne. 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 West Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year 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 Bangladesh Cricket Team in August 2016.

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