Malcolm Marshall: West Indies fast bowler who “recognized the weakness of the batsman in just two balls”
The world of cricket will always be grateful for April 18. Malcolm Marshall was born on April 18, 1958, in Barbados. His arrival made the world of cricket more interesting and exciting.
In the world of cricket, when the West Indies fast bowlers were parrots, batsmen around the world were afraid of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Colin Craft along with Malcolm Marshall. But Malcolm Marshall was the most different.
The kind of bowlers Malcolm Marshall was can be gauged from the fact that he was the fastest of these dangerous bowlers.
When Marshall quit Test cricket in 1991, he took 376 wickets in 81 Tests. His bowling strike rate was less than 47 while his average was less than 21. However, these figures do not reveal how dangerous the bowlers were.