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Curtly Ambrose likely to become fast bowling coach of England

January 7, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Sir Curtly Ambrose, the West Indies legend, applied for the role of fast-bowling coach for England and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB had advertised for the role around three weeks ago. Ambrose is one of the best fast bowlers to have played on the international stage.

The Caribbean Great will supervise the progress of promising speedsters emerging through the ranks of England. As per reports, Ambrose will work with England's international and 'A' team teams.

The 57-year-old legend has coaching experience with West Indies. He was part of the support staff when Calypso Kings won the T20 World Cup 2016 in India.

Ambrose career record can get him the job of fast-bowling coach

Ambrose's strong record in Australia could lead him to the post, as England's squad will tour the nation for the Ashes series later this year.

Ambrose took 78 wickets with a phenomenal average of 19.79, including six five-wicket hauls, in 14 away Tests against Australia. He was equally deadly in the ODIs and took 69 wickets in 47 games while delivering his overs at an economy of only 3.27.

Overall, Ambrose has the record of picking up 405 Tests and 225 ODI wickets in his memorable 12-year career from 1988 to 2000. His Test scalps had reached an amazing average of 20.99.

Before leaving for Australia, the England team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka and India. England will also host the Indians for a return series during their home summer. England’s tour to the Asian subcontinent are part of their ongoing World Test Championship campaign.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh