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West Indies has the World’s heaviest test cricketer


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th July, 2020
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When he picks the ball, it seems like a tomato in his hands, and bat look like a little stick.

West Indies Cricket has introduced Rahkeem Cornwall who is 6 ft and 6 inches weighing 139.706 kilogram, as the world heaviest test cricketer.

West Indies coach, Phil Simmons, insists Cornwall’s size is not an issue and is rarely a hindrance these days.

He can bowl long spells of off-spin, bat usefully and powerfully and is nimble, alert and safe-handed when fielding in the slips.

Cornwall can bowl long spells of off-spin, bat usefully and powerfully and is nimble, alert and safe-handed when fielding in the slips.

Cornwall has had regular success for the Leeward Islands in Caribbean domestic cricket and took 19 wickets in three matches for West Indies A against England Lions in 2018.

He had 54 wickets at 17.7 apiece in the domestic season of 2018-19 but was not chosen for any of the three Tests against England early last year.

Simmons said: “He is a very quiet character, a very serious man. His size has not been an issue. If you see Rahkeem in the slips and some of the catches he takes, then you will realise there’s no issue there.

Cornwall, 27, has worked with team fitness and food specialists but is not obviously smaller than a couple of years ago.

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