Details about West Indian cricketer Rakheem Cornwal

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11 Aug 2019

Who is Windies' 140 kg giant cricketer Rahkeem Cornwall?

West Indies' 140 kg giant cricketer, Rahkeem Cornwall was selected in the Test squad to face India in the upcoming two-match series starting August 22.

The 26-year-old hard-hitting off-spinning all-rounder was among the 13 players chosen to represent the side.

Rahkeem is perhaps the heaviest man ever to play cricket at the big stage.

Here are the details.

Cornwall feats

A look at Cornwall's career feats

A look at Cornwall's career feats

Cornwall played first-class cricket back in 2014.

He has picked up 260 wickets at an average of 23.90 in 55 first-class matches.

He is pretty crucial with the bat as well and has amassed 2,224 runs.

The giant Cornwall slammed half-centuries in two unofficial 'Tests' against India A recently.

He also finished as the leading bowler in the regional four-day tournament.

Chief selector Robert Haynes is counting on Cornwell

Robert Haynes, the head of CWI's interim selection panel backed the cricketer. "Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time."

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We believe he can provide an attacking option: Haynes

Cornwall will be aiming to make his presence felt in the WI Test side.

"We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution," said Haynes.

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Some key details about Cornwall

Some key details about Cornwall

The promising cricketer stands at a towering height of 6'6" and weighs around 140 kg.

If he gets a game against India, then he will be the heaviest cricketer ever to play international cricket.

The Antiguan cricketer has been part of several West Indies A teams.

He has also featured in the Caribbean Premier League.

He is one of the most effective players around.

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How much does Rahkeem Cornwall weigh?

Asked 2019-08-11 21:33:08 by Chirag Nair

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West Indian cricketer Rahkeem Cornwall weighs around 140 kg.

Is Rahkeem Cornwall the heaviest cricketer around?

Asked 2019-08-11 21:33:08 by Harini Kadam

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Yes. If he gets his international cap against India, he will be the heaviest in international cricket ever.

What is Rahkeem Cornwall's primary attributes?

Asked 2019-08-11 21:33:08 by Sai Bhatnagar

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He is a premier off-spinner and can bat well.

What did Windies selection panel head say about Rahkeem Cornwall?

Asked 2019-08-11 21:33:08 by Devansh Patil

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"Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time," Robert Haynes, the head of CWI's interim selection panel, said.

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