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Personal Information

Full NameMalcolm Denzil Marshall
BornApril 18, 1958 Bridgetown, Barbados
Age63 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days
National SideWest Indies
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedWest Indies
Career Span

Malcolm Denzil Marshall Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

8110711181092 v IND0101871818.85-250
136831995566 v PAK02631414.9276.64150
World Cup
11704018 v IND00105.7138.09--

Bowling Performance

1512930.461478763767/22 v ENG232220.942.6846.76
1341195.512242331574/18 v AUS10026.963.5345.70
World Cup
1111313349143/28 v PAK1024.923.0848.42

Malcolm Denzil Marshall Profile

A bowling average of less than 21 and a strike rate of a wicket every seven overs, in Tests is one of the best around, especially for bowlers who have taken more than 200 wickets. Malcolm Marshall achieved the same while picking up 376 Test wickets, with a combination of pace, swing, seam and a very deceptive bouncer that very few batsmen could read.

He made his debut in the late 1970s when many of the regular West Indian stars joined the Kerry Packer sponsored WSC, but he peaked in the early 1980s, mesmerizing the English batsmen on a regular basis in English conditions that suited his style of bowling. As a lower order batsman, he hit 10 half centuries in Tests, and once batted with one hand, after fracturing the other hand. With a plaster on his left hand, he bowled like a man processed and took seven wickets to sink an already demoralized English team.

Post retirement, Malcolm Marshall took up coaching, he coached both Hampshire – where he had plied his trade for many years as a bowler – and West Indies, but was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999. He could not recover and died of the same in November 1999. The world cricket had lost a cricketing great.