31 Facts About Courtney Walsh

1. Courtney Walsh implied how tournaments like IPL push back a player's priorities.

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2. Courtney Walsh was impressed by Shaw's mentality on his Test debut.

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3. Courtney Walsh is unique in the history of the game.

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4. Courtney Walsh made his first-class debut for Jamaica in 1981 season.

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5. Courtney Walsh walked in to join him and given his reputation with the bat, Australia could smell a victory.

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6. Courtney Walsh was named one Jamaica's greatest cricketers of all time in 2004.

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7. Courtney Walsh is the son of Joan Wollaston and owns a restaurant in Jamaica called Cuddyz.

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8. Courtney Walsh holds the record for the best test match bowling as captai.

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9. Courtney Walsh played 132 Tests and 205 ODI matches, and took 519 and 227 wickets respectively.

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10. Courtney Walsh holds the record for the most Test ducks, and held the record for the most "not outs"—61 times—until passed by James Anderson in 2017.

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11. Courtney Walsh achieved the feat against South Africa in 2001, getting Jacques Kallis leg before wicket in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

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12. Courtney Walsh became the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in the history of Test cricket.

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13. Courtney Walsh achieved the feat in his 114th match, which are 17 matches less than Kapil Dev.

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14. In 2000, Courtney Walsh became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, breaking a six-year-old record of Kapil Dev's 434 wickets.

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15. In May 2004, Courtney Walsh was chosen one of the Jamaica's five greatest cricketers of all time.

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16. Courtney Walsh is currently a regular feature of the Lashings World XI alongside other cricket legends including Sachin Tendulkar and fellow West Indian Richie Richardson.

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17. Courtney Walsh is famous for his sportsmanlike gesture of not mankading last man Saleem Jaffar of Pakistan in a World Cup match in 1987, which cost the West Indies the match and a place in the semi-finals.

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18. Courtney Walsh is a much loved and respected cricketer and the West Indies have yet to find a fast bowler with anything approaching his talents.

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19. Courtney Walsh played his last ODI against New Zealand in 2000 and his last Test match against South Africa in his homeland, Jamaica, in 2001.

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20. Courtney Walsh played four matches against England in 1988, and took 12 wickets at an average of 34.33.

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21. In 1987, Courtney Walsh was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for his performance the previous year.

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22. Courtney Walsh took 29 wickets from seven matches in these seasons, including a five-wicket haul against New Zealand.

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23. Courtney Walsh took one wicket for 47 from 10 overs in the match.

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24. Courtney Walsh took 16 wickets in the season conceding 507 runs.

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25. Courtney Walsh made his Test debut against Australia in Perth in 1984, taking 2 wickets for 43 runs.

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26. Courtney Walsh played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club from 1985 to 1998.

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27. Courtney Walsh was the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in Test cricket.

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28. Courtney Walsh held the record of most Test wickets from 2000, after he broke the record of Kapil Dev.

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29. Courtney Walsh shared 421 Test wickets with Ambrose in 49 matches.

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30. Courtney Walsh played 132 Tests and 205 ODIs for the West Indies and took 519 and 227 wickets respectively.

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31. Courtney Walsh is a fast bowler, and best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years.

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