Articles about Curtly Ambrose

When a bowler standing 6 feet 7 inches tall, with an action that can only be described as perfect, runs at you like a steamroller, what would you do? This was the question faced by most batsmen when they faced former West Indies cricketer Curtly Ambrose. Regarded as one of the best fast bowlers of all time, he wasn't just a bowler who could bowl really fast. Ambrose had the ability to swing the ball off the seam both ways, generate incredible bounce from the pitch, and be precise with his line and length. Ambrose began his first-class career in the 1985-86 season. His ascension to the West Indies ODI team came in no time. In 1988, he made his ODI debut against Pakistan, replacing the retired Joel Garner. In the same year, he made his Test debut against the same opposition. Many considered Ambrose as a readymade replacement for Garner due to the bounce he generated after pitching the ball. In the '90s, Ambrose and Courtney Walsh formed one of the most outstanding bowling partnerships. Ambrose retired in 2000 with over 400 Test wickets. In 2011, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he was conferred with a knighthood.

England reclaim The Wisden Trophy: List of records broken

28 Jul 2020

England reclaim The Wisden Trophy: List of records broken

Fast bowler Chris Woakes took a five-for on Day 5 as England defeated West Indies by 269 runs in the series decider at Old Trafford.

Winning Test series in England will be the pinnacle: Roach

26 Jul 2020

Winning Test series in England will be the pinnacle: Roach

Pace spearhead Kemar Roach believes West Indies could still bounce back despite reeling in the series decider at the Old Trafford.

England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

26 Jul 2020

England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

Despite losing early wickets, England dominated the entire Day 2 of the ongoing series decider at the Old Trafford.

Kemar Roach completes 200 Test wickets: List of records broken

25 Jul 2020

Kemar Roach completes 200 Test wickets: List of records broken

West Indies pace spearhead Kemar Roach scripted history on Day 2 of the ongoing series decider at the Old Trafford.

The Wisden Trophy: A look at the key numbers

24 Jul 2020

The Wisden Trophy: A look at the key numbers

The Wisden Trophy will be up for grabs when England and West Indies lock horns in the series decider at Old Trafford.

England and Windies to compete for Richards-Botham Trophy in future

24 Jul 2020

England and Windies to compete for Richards-Botham Trophy in future

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the impending third Test will be the last time England and West Indies play for the Wisden Trophy.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The rise of West Indies' contemporary pace quartet

15 Jul 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: The rise of West Indies' contemporary pace quartet

West Indies cricket was once enriched with quite a few ferocious pacers.

Bouncer rule curtailed success of black teams: Darren Sammy

26 Jun 2020

Bouncer rule curtailed success of black teams: Darren Sammy

All-rounder Darren Sammy claimed the rule to limit bouncers per over, plummeted the dominance of West Indian fast bowlers.

Melbourne suburb names streets after Tendulkar, Kohli

16 Jun 2020

Melbourne suburb names streets after Tendulkar, Kohli

A new housing estate being developed on Rockbank suburb in Melbourne is set to have streets named after Indian cricket veterans Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli.

'Our pacers can challenge any team', says WI assistant coach

16 Jun 2020

'Our pacers can challenge any team', says WI assistant coach

The Caribbean pacers will be raring to go as England lock horns with West Indies in the first Test at Ageas Bowl on July 8.

Top four fast bowling pairs in history of Test cricket

16 May 2020

Top four fast bowling pairs in history of Test cricket

Fast bowling is a meticulous, yet pervasive art in the longest format of the game.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The dynamics of seam bowling

12 Apr 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: The dynamics of seam bowling

"Make the new ball count!"

SA vs ENG: Anderson joins an exclusive list of bowlers

26 Dec 2019

SA vs ENG: Anderson joins an exclusive list of bowlers

Veteran England pacer James Anderson showed why he is still a top bet at 37 years of age.

Brian Lara hails India's current pace attack: Details here

18 Oct 2019

Brian Lara hails India's current pace attack: Details here

The current Indian pace attack is often rated as one of the deadliest in the world, as pacers like Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been terrorizing the batsmen with their sheer pace since 2018.

Remember these brilliant match-winning bowling spells in Test cricket?

02 Sep 2019

Remember these brilliant match-winning bowling spells in Test cricket?

Test cricket is considered to be the best and purest form of cricket.

Warner, Smith should have been banned for two years: Ambrose

11 Apr 2019

Warner, Smith should have been banned for two years: Ambrose

The world was in shock when Australian cricketers, Steve Smith and David Warner, were found guilty of orchestrating a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa, last year.

IPL 2019: Who is the MI pace sensation Alzarri Joseph?

07 Apr 2019

IPL 2019: Who is the MI pace sensation Alzarri Joseph?

Mumbai Indians pacer Alzarri Joseph stunned the cricketing world with a record-breaking performance in the IPL 2019, last night.

#IndiaInEngland: Which Indian cricketers feature on the Lord's Honors Boards?

26 Jul 2018

#IndiaInEngland: Which Indian cricketers feature on the Lord's Honors Boards?

The Lord's Cricket Stadium, in London, has the famous Honors Boards.

Ambrose keen on England's bowling coach role

23 Aug 2017

Ambrose keen on England's bowling coach role

Curtly Ambrose, the legendary West Indian fast bowler, has expressed his interest in the role of England's bowling coach's position.