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700 International Wickets Club

700 International Wickets Club

9.Courtney Walsh

His total of 746 wickets places him on the 9th position in this list. He is one of the best bowlers that west indies has ever produced and he and Curtly Ambrose formed a deadly duo in the 90’s. The then West Indian attack of Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Curtly Ambrose and Walsh was the most feared attack of that time. He has a unique record of taking 5 wickets in an ODI match conceding only one run against Sri Lanka in December 1986. His pursuit for break Kapil Dev’s record of 434 wickets ,also known as mission 434 was achieved in 2000. He also holds a dubious record for the most Test ducks (43), but also the most “not outs” – 61 times He became the first bowler to take 500 test wickets in 2004. He became the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1987 and was inducted in ICC hall of fame in 2010.

Courtney Walsh
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