Sheldon Cottrell overview

He was born on 19 August 1989 in the city of Kingston Jamaica. He is basically an international cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team. He is a left arm fast medium bowler and a clean right-handed batsman. In the first-class cricket he has played for the Leeward Islands.

He was working in the army force as a Jamaican Defence force officer. He was also among the chief army force and was selected from there itself for the perfect cricket training and finally after that he had joined the team.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 2 4 0 11 5 2.75 24 45.83 0 0 0 1 0
ODI 35 17 10 84 17 12.0 112 75.0 0 0 0 6 4
T20 30 9 5 17 4 4.25 28 60.71 0 0 0 2 0
IPL 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 2 2 276 196 2 1/72 1/72 4.26 98.0 138.0 0 0
ODI 35 33 1608 1577 49 5/46 5/46 5.88 32.18 32.82 1 0
T20 30 29 613 807 37 4/28 4/28 7.9 21.81 16.57 0 0
IPL 6 6 120 176 6 2/17 2/17 8.8 29.33 20.0 0 0

Early signs

In May 2018, he was selected to play for the Leeward Island National team with his professional appearance into the draft and making. This was ahead in the 2018-2019 season which headed the league. This journey went on and on with the other series of matches that was played by him and that included, Vancouver Knights, Global T20 Canada Tournament and more.

ODI Career

He started his ODI journey against South Africa at St George's Park on Jan 25, 2015. Cottrell was a part of the 2015 West Indies world cup squad as well. He returned to the ODI side on 23 December 2017 against New Zealand after almost a 2-year absence.Since his debut he has played 34 matches in which he has scalped 49 wickets. He has always played with his innovative length of balling as left arm fast balling which leads to a good googly as well as spin ball etc, which naturally confuses the batsman.

Test career

Sheldon Cottrell has played in just 2 test matches since his debut against India at Eden Gardens on Nov 06, 2013. He has 2 wickets from his two outings and has an economy rate of 4.26.

IPL career

In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Kings eleven Punjab.

T20 Career

He made his T20 debut against England in March 2014. His T20I debut, though, turned out to be much better, wherein he got 2 wickets for 37 runs against England in Barbados in March 2014. Cottrell continued to be in the West Indies T20 squad. Cottrell was persisted to perform in the T20Is that followed the teams he was working with; he was good in patches. The speed and the sling action prompted the selectors to give him another chance as they picked him for the World Cup in Australia.

ICC Trophies

Sheldon says that he has learned few of the hindi words, while he was playing for India. He is famous for his military salute as he was in military force. He quoted saying “I’m a bowler we don’t have favourite batsmen! Ask me who the best dancer is then! We want all the batsmen out!, it shows how much he is keen having a wit in his conversation. He has the ability to swing the ball and pass it effectively while he is keeping his hands and feet on. We are surprised how he writes hindi with a hint of cunning. He wrote“Great fun! Great bowling. Nakal Karna Hi Sabse Badi Chaploosi Hai.., isn’t it amazing to see him like this. Yes it is surely. He still manages to fascinate us with his hold on the work he provides with his play on the pitch that is just on the spot. That was Sheldon Cottrell.


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