ICC Hall of Fame

Courtney Walsh
Inducted: 2010 | Career: 1984 - 2001


WIWest Indies

A former World Record holder for most Test wickets, Courtney Walsh finished with 519 wickets and 22 five-wicket hauls. In ODIs, he took 227 wickets, including best figures of 5/1 in an astonishing spell against Sri Lanka in 1986.

Player Bio

Named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1987, Courtney Walsh took 519 wickets in 132 Test matches including 22 five-wicket hauls in a career that spanned between 1984 and 2001. Remembered for his hostile bowling partnerships with Curtly Ambrose, he broke Kapil Dev’s record of most Test wickets in 2000. He remains one of the most prolific bowlers in the history of the Test format.

date of birth:
30 Oct 1962
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Date of debut:
9 Nov 1984