Sheldon Cottrell

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Sheldon Cottrell
Personal information
Full nameSheldon Shane Cottrell
Born (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 29)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 297)6 November 2013 v India
Last Test20 December 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 169)25 January 2015 v South Africa
Last ODI4 July 2019 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no.19
T20I debut (cap 62)13th March 2014 v England
Last T20I10 March 2019 v England
T20I shirt no.19
Domestic team information
2016–2018Trinidad and Tobago
2013–2014Antigua Hawksbills
2015–presentSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018–presentLeeward Islands
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 23 13 54 66
Runs scored 59 11 201 127
Batting average 9.83 3.66 13.40 7.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 15* 4 30 21
Balls bowled 984 252 2,318 1,414
Wickets 29 20 76 95
Bowling average 33.75 18.70 26.61 18.53
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/46 4/28 5/46 4/20
Catches/stumpings 15/– 5/– 21/– 30/–
Source: CricInfo, 4 July 2019

Sheldon Shane Cottrell (born 19 August 1989) is a Jamaican international cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team. He is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and right-hand batsman. In first class cricket, he plays for Leeward Islands. Cottrell made his Test Debut in November 2013 against India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the penultimate Test of Sachin Tendulkar.[1] He did not impress on debut and was dropped for the second Test match of the series in Mumbai.[2] He is known to march and salute to the pavilion followed by opening his arms to the heavens (formerly a dab) after every wicket as he is a Jamaican Defence Force soldier, and was among the army workforce manning the pitch during the fifth ODI against India at Sabina Park in 2011.[3][4]

He made his T20I debut against England in March 2014. He made his One Day International debut for the West Indies against South Africa on 25 January 2015.[5] Cottrell was a part of the 2015 West Indies World Cup squad, and returned to the ODI side on 23 December 2017 against New Zealand after a 2-year absence.

In May 2018, he was selected to play for the Leeward Islands national cricket team in the Professional Cricket League draft, ahead of the 2018–19 season.[6][7] On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[8][9] He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with sixteen dismissals in eight matches.[10]

In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[11][12] He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies, with twelve dismissals in nine matches.[13]


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  6. ^ "Odean Smith picked by T&T; no takers for Roshon Primus". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
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  11. ^ "Andre Russell in West Indies World Cup squad, Kieron Pollard misses out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  13. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - West Indies: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2019.