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Curtly Ambrose Biography

Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose is a former cricketer from Antigua who played 98 Test matches for the West Indies. Ambrose came to cricket at a relatively late age, having preferred basketball in his youth, but quickly made an impression as a fast bowler. Progressing through regional and national teams, he was first chosen for the West Indies in 1988. He was almost immediately successful and remained in the team until his retirement in 2000. On many occasions, his bowling profile was responsible for the West Indies winning matches which seemed lost. Against Australia in 1993, he took seven wickets while conceding a single run; in 1994 he was largely responsible for bowling England out for 46 runs, taking six for 24. He was particularly successful against leading batsmen and when the team depended on him.   A fast bowler, he took 405 Test wickets at an average of 20.99 and topped the ICC Player Rankings for much of his career to be rated the best bowler in the world. His great height was an added advantage. It allowed him to make the ball bounce unusually high after he delivered it, making him a difficult bowler for batsmen to face. He was chosen as one of theWisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992; after he retired he was entered into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.  

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5 longest overs bowled in cricket history
5 longest overs bowled in cricket history
Let us take a look at five of the worst overs to be bowled across all formats.
5 dream cross-generation bowling combinations that we'll never get to see 
5 dream cross-generation bowling combinations that we'll never get to see 
A look at some hypothetical bowling partnerships that could have wrecked havoc
Jason Holder: Growing into the captain West Indies cricket needs
Jason Holder: Growing into the captain West Indies cricket needs
Not since Carl Hooper has a West Indian skipper made headlines for the right reasons as Jason Holder has.
Player battles: Waqar Younis vs Curtly Ambrose (Tests)
Player battles: Waqar Younis vs Curtly Ambrose (Tests)
One was a master of reverse swing, the other was a producer of thunderbolts. It's a showdown between a Pak pace ace and a Caribbean quickie.
The Fallen Dynasty: Why West Indies cricket's struggle is not bearable anymore
The Fallen Dynasty: Why West Indies cricket's struggle is not bearable anymore
As the Caribbean deck burns, the vestiges are dragging its identity into the flames.
Greatest West Indies ODI XI of all time
Greatest West Indies ODI XI of all time
West Indies have produced some of the greatest ODI cricketers in the history of the game.
SK Flashback: Remembering Curtly Ambrose's spell of 1-7 at the WACA in 1993
SK Flashback: Remembering Curtly Ambrose's spell of 1-7 at the WACA in 1993
Former Windies pacer Curtly Ambrose ripped the Australian batting apart at the WACA on this very day, 24 years ago.
6 kinds of cricketers missing in modern cricket
6 kinds of cricketers missing in modern cricket
A look at the kind of cricketers that cricket and fans miss these days.
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
It has always been challenging for the batting side to chase in the fourth innings.
Australia’s last 5 series defeats at home
Australia’s last 5 series defeats at home
Australia's home record is inspirational, but, of late, they have been on the decline.
SK Player of the day: Devendra Bishoo for his incredible 8-49 against Pakistan
SK Player of the day: Devendra Bishoo for his incredible 8-49 against Pakistan
West Indies leg-spinner lights up Dubai with a magical spell
Sportskeeda's All-Time Test XI: From the realms of immortality
Sportskeeda's All-Time Test XI: From the realms of immortality
Convening the greatest cricketers to have ever graced the sport
Top 5 players with most Man of the Series awards in Tests
Top 5 players with most Man of the Series awards in Tests
Who holds the record for the most Man of the Series awards in Tests and will it ever be broken?
Ricky Ponting picks his all-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar only Indian who makes it
Ricky Ponting picks his all-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar only Indian who makes it
Ponting, following the recent trend, picks up his all time XI.
The return crease and the back foot - no ball rule explained
The return crease and the back foot - no ball rule explained
An exhaustive explanation of the back-foot no ball rule involving the return crease.
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