Face-Off: Test of the tall men

By Sports Desk April 10, 2020

For decades, the very mention of the names Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh filled the hearts of Windies fans with delight and struck terror into the hearts of opposing batsmen.

Considered by many to be the last of the truly great West Indian bowlers the pair were cable of smothering even the best batting line-ups on their day. 

Ambrose and Walsh played 97 and 121 Tests respectively and a total of 94 Tests with each other. Ambrose appeared in only three Test matches in which Walsh, did not participate. Of those 94 Tests, the West Indies won 42 and lost 24.

 It was on their broad backs that the responsibility for their team's overall success often fell.  They reigned from 1988-2000, very few could claim to have such a big impact on their team’s results than Ambrose and Walsh.