ENGLAND and the West Indies are doing battle at Outdated Trafford – and there is a new face within the touring XI.
Rahkeem Cornwall is a giant persona on and off the sphere, with the large off-spinner formally the heaviest Take a look at participant of all time.
Cornwall is the heaviest participant in worldwide cricket
His stature, bowling expertise and spectacular consuming capability has obtained cricket followers speaking this week.
Who’s Rahkeem Cornwall?
Cornwall performs his membership cricket for Leeward Islands and is a proficient spinner, averaging 23.57 in first-class cricket.
He took a five-wicket haul in his Take a look at bow in opposition to Afghanistan, regardless of coming into the worldwide enviornment late on the age of 27.
Captain Jason Holder named the tall Antigua star into their 11-man squad after resting paceman Alzarri Joseph.
Cornwall frolicked at Thames Ditton Cricket Membership and went viral after an image of him making quick work of a yard of ale was shared on Twitter.
Cornwall boasts a top of 6 ft and 6 inches, and being 22 stone makes him the heaviest cricketer in worldwide cricket.
He is been dubbed a ‘secret weapon’ for the West Indies with the power to bowl lengthy spells of off-spin and launch the ball from an amazing top.
Coaches initially thought Cornwall would wish to weight loss program however his sport has obtained higher since remaining the identical
Nonetheless, captain Jason Holder has reported no health doubts for the off-spinner.
Holder charges Cornwall extremely, talking earlier than the third check: ”He’s a wicket-taker and he has confirmed himself to be a match winner, not solely on the regional stage however in his final Take a look at match when he obtained 10 wickets.
“I believe he’s a top quality off-spinner and little doubt to me he could be the perfect spinner on present on this sequence.
“He’s all the time a wicket taking choice for us. However not solely that he brings a bit extra with slip catching and batting as properly – he can bat – and he brings loads of management along with his artwork.”