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Two West Indies Bowling Legends Look Back On Their Bowling Partnership

News
Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 19, 2019:
As
top English bowlers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad gear up to play in their
last Ashes series, two West Indies legends are looking back on their success as
a new-ball duo.

Of the three new-ball partnerships to take over 400 wickets, Windies
bowling greats Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose reached the
milestone before Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis of Pakistan and England’s
Anderson and Broad.

The two developed an on-field partnership after they were forced
to room together. They credit their close friendship for their devastating
bowling.

“There is no secret or magic to it,” said Ambrose.  “If he [Walsh] was taking wickets, then my
job was simply to make sure I kept the same pressure from the same end. If it
was my day, he’d do the same.”

“We looked after each other,” added Walsh. “I would look to him
from the boundary and tell him what I had seen or what I had noticed. And he
would do the same for me. The best partnerships complement each other, but
don’t compete against each other.”

Walsh and Ambrose played a combined 230 Test matches, with their
individual wicket-taking tallies – 519 for Walsh and 405 for Ambrose – adding
up to 924 overall.

They opened the bowling together in 52 Test matches, sending 412
batsmen back on their way. Only two new-ball partnerships have managed more
scalps.

“I think we set the bar,” commented Walsh. “History will tell
you that our records were broken, but it’s good to be able to say that.

Walsh can lay claim to the ultimate prize. He describes the
moment when he became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket as
the highlight of his career.

Yet Ambrose emphatically won the pair’s daily competition when
he took 7-1 in one spell against Australia in January 1993; “a really freakish
moment – something that is unheard of.”

He notes that he choose to end with the breeze at my back, and
bowl into the wind.

 “One of the highlights of
the West Indies team was that we cherished everybody’s company,” added Walsh. “It
was a tremendous effort all round – every time you looked at that particular
team you’d think, ‘Wow!’ What we did was what the team required first and
foremost.”

Both players also revealed that they were never invested in
their own egos or legacies but winning as a team.

“If I take 10 wickets in a Test match and we lose it’s a waste
of time,” says Ambrose. “I love winning, winning is a nice feeling. I don’t
take losing very well.”

As Anderson and Broad prepare for what will surely be their
final Ashes series as a pair, the greatest fast bowling partnership of all time
will be heavily debated. Walsh and Ambrose are paying homage to the two while
looking to the future.

“What Jimmy [Anderson] and Stuey [Broad] have done for the game,
for example, is tremendous,” says Walsh. “Hopefully another partnership will come
along that will be even better.”

Between 1988 and 2000, only Australia have won more Test matches
than the West Indies. Their win-loss ratio was also second-best until the end
of 1995, when the standard of the team around them began to decline.

Some of the data was collected by Betway’s Sportsbook.

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Two West Indies Bowling Legends Look Back On Their Bowling Partnership

News
Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 19, 2019:
As
top English bowlers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad gear up to play in their
last Ashes series, two West Indies legends are looking back on their success as
a new-ball duo.

Of the three new-ball partnerships to take over 400 wickets, Windies
bowling greats Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose reached the
milestone before Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis of Pakistan and England’s
Anderson and Broad.

The two developed an on-field partnership after they were forced
to room together. They credit their close friendship for their devastating
bowling.

“There is no secret or magic to it,” said Ambrose.  “If he [Walsh] was taking wickets, then my
job was simply to make sure I kept the same pressure from the same end. If it
was my day, he’d do the same.”

“We looked after each other,” added Walsh. “I would look to him
from the boundary and tell him what I had seen or what I had noticed. And he
would do the same for me. The best partnerships complement each other, but
don’t compete against each other.”

Walsh and Ambrose played a combined 230 Test matches, with their
individual wicket-taking tallies – 519 for Walsh and 405 for Ambrose – adding
up to 924 overall.

They opened the bowling together in 52 Test matches, sending 412
batsmen back on their way. Only two new-ball partnerships have managed more
scalps.

“I think we set the bar,” commented Walsh. “History will tell
you that our records were broken, but it’s good to be able to say that.

Walsh can lay claim to the ultimate prize. He describes the
moment when he became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket as
the highlight of his career.

Yet Ambrose emphatically won the pair’s daily competition when
he took 7-1 in one spell against Australia in January 1993; “a really freakish
moment – something that is unheard of.”

He notes that he choose to end with the breeze at my back, and
bowl into the wind.

 “One of the highlights of
the West Indies team was that we cherished everybody’s company,” added Walsh. “It
was a tremendous effort all round – every time you looked at that particular
team you’d think, ‘Wow!’ What we did was what the team required first and
foremost.”

Both players also revealed that they were never invested in
their own egos or legacies but winning as a team.

“If I take 10 wickets in a Test match and we lose it’s a waste
of time,” says Ambrose. “I love winning, winning is a nice feeling. I don’t
take losing very well.”

As Anderson and Broad prepare for what will surely be their
final Ashes series as a pair, the greatest fast bowling partnership of all time
will be heavily debated. Walsh and Ambrose are paying homage to the two while
looking to the future.

“What Jimmy [Anderson] and Stuey [Broad] have done for the game,
for example, is tremendous,” says Walsh. “Hopefully another partnership will come
along that will be even better.”

Between 1988 and 2000, only Australia have won more Test matches
than the West Indies. Their win-loss ratio was also second-best until the end
of 1995, when the standard of the team around them began to decline.

Some of the data was collected by Betway’s Sportsbook.

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England Players Could Be Fully Available For The IPL Next Year For The First Time

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Aug.
19, 2019:
England cricketers could be available for
the entirety of 2020’s Indian Premier League, which would be the first time
since the division’s inception 11 years ago.

Players attached to England’s national
side have had to jet back home during IPL cricket season for the past 12 terms due to
international obligations but things are very likely to be different next year
as the nation’s tour to Sri Lanka is set to end on March 31 and their
three-Test series against the West Indies on English soil won’t start until the
first week of June.

That will leave team members free to lend
full participation to the seven-week tournament as it starts in early April.

Former director of England cricket Andrew
Strauss had worked to increase the availability of his players in order to
fully prepare them for the 2019 World Cup, which they won last month. Their
focus has now switched to the Twenty20 World Cup taking place in Australia next
year and, while new director Ashley Giles has said that Test cricket must
become a priority, the players believe they will be allowed to skip the start
of the international summer.

Australia is the current favorite to win
the T20 and you could see your latest free bet no deposit offers at
Bookies Offers if you’re keen on placing a bet. Bet365 is offering odds of 11/4
on the Australians winning the tournament on their home soil while they have
India at 7/2. England is at 7/2 as well with Ladbrokes, who also has odds of
6/1 on New Zealand emerging victorious.

As for the IPL, the Mumbai Indians and
Hyderabad Sunrisers are the favorites with Bet365, both at 4/1. The Chennai
Super Kings are 5/1 with William Hill and the Delhi Capitals are 9/2 with
Betfair.

Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan has not given a final answer as to whether or not he will lead the side into next year’s tournament, with the left-handed batsman having taken time to think about his future in the wake of his nation’s World Cup triumph. He is very likely to return, however, as he has the full support of the team and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Morgan is also expected to be a franchise captain at next year’s IPL although he missed the last two auctions. And, with his close friend Brendan McCollum taking over as Kolkata Knight Riders coach recently, there are rumors the two could reunite there.

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Turbulent and scary Lord’s battle forces us to think again about cricket’s most dangerous elements – Telegraph.co.uk

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