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Courtney Walsh

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 to 22 Test matches. He is a fast bowler and best known for a notable opening bowling partnership alongside fellow West Indies Curtly Ambrose for a number of 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 for most Test wickets since 2000, after breaking Kapil Dev’s record. 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 “Corazón de León”. Walsh was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1987. In October 2010, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He was appointed specialist bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team in August 2016.