Malcolm Marshall facts for kids
Malcolm Denzil Marshall
18 April 1958|
|Died||4 November 1999
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Test debut (cap 172)||15 December 1978 v India|
|Last Test||8 August 1991 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 33)||28 May 1980 v England|
|Last ODI||8 March 1992 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 11 January 2009
Malcolm Denzil Marshall (18 April 1958 – 4 November 1999) was a Barbadian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is widely regarded as the greatest and most accomplished fast bowler of the modern era in Test cricket. He is often acknowledged as the greatest West Indian fast bowler of all time, and certainly one of the most complete fast bowlers the cricketing world ever saw. His Test bowling average of 20.94 is the best of anyone who has taken 200 or more wickets. He achieved his bowling success despite being, by the standards of other fast bowlers of his time, a short man – he stood at 180 cm (5 ft 11 in), while most of the great quicks have been well above 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) and many great West Indian fast bowlers, such as Joel Garner, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, were 197 cm (6 ft 6 in) or above. He generated fearsome pace from his bowling action, with a dangerous bouncer. Marshall was also a very dangerous lower middle-order batsman with ten Test fifties and seven first-class centuries.
In 2009, Marshall was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. To mark 150 years of the Cricketers' Almanack, Wisden named him in an all-time Test World XI.