West Indies great Curtly Ambrose has applied for the fast bowling coach position vacant in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The former pacer has 12 years of international experience, playing 98 Tests and 176 ODIs.
Currently, the England Cricket team is in Sri Lanka to play the two-match Test series but later this year, they will tour Australia to play the Ashes series. Curtly Ambrose can play a significant role in guiding England in that five-match series because he had a dominating figure in Australia during his era.
In 45 Test matches, he has notched 405 wickets, including 21 four-wicket hauls and 22 five-wicket hauls. He has also an impressive stat in One Day Internationals, picking 225 wickets in 176 matches. He has also six four-wicket hauls and four five-wicket hauls in his name in the 50-over format.
According to reports from ESPNCrininfo, if Ambrose gets the job, he would be required to work with England’s budding pace bowlers who are growing up the ranks. He would also be required to work with the senior team and England A squads, the report further adds.
Curtly Ambrose was early coach of the West Indies team:
Notably, this would not be his first stint as the coach. After retiring from cricket, the former speedster eventually did a coaching stint with West Indies and he was in the role when Darren Sammy-led Windies team won the 2016 T20 World Cup.
The elite fast bowling position is one of three coaching jobs currently advertised by the ECB.
Meanwhile, the Test series between England and Sri Lanka will begin on January 14. Currently, the players are quarantining in hotels but are allowed to practice.