Walsh to decide future after England tour

Walsh to decide future after England tour

Post by Jay Mirz » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00

Walsh to decide future after England tour

                 BRIDGETOWN (Barbados), May 29: Veteran fast bowler
Courtney Walsh has urged the West Indies management and coaching team to
ensure that he and ageing pace partner Curtly Ambrose are rested ahead
of the Test series in England.

                 The world's leading test wicket-taker wants tour bosses
to make sure he and Ambrose are fresh for the five-day games. "That is
very, very important," he was quoted as saying by the Sunday Advocate
newspaper.

                 Walsh, currently making his 117th Test appearance in
the game against Pakistan in St John's, has 449 Test wickets to his
credit.

                 He said he would consider his international future
after the tour of England, starting on Friday.

                 Walsh said the tour was critical because the West
Indies are still searching for their first overseas series win since
1995 when they defeated New Zealand 1-0 in a two-match *** under his
captaincy.

                 "As I said before, I am looking at the English tour
first before I make any other remarks.

                 I am trying to focus on that.

                 We haven't done well overseas for a while and I think
it is very, very important that we try to go to England with our best
and strongest team and try and win that series," he said.

                 Walsh believes the young West Indies fast bowlers have
the potential to hold their own when he and Ambrose leave the
international arena but he stressed that they need to be more consistent
in their performances.

                 "I think that given time they will. I think the
consistency is where they haven't really come forward as yet and I am
hoping that before myself and Curtly leave that they will take over the
mantle fully," he said.