Kjorn Yohance Ottley is a West Indian cricketer who was born on 9 December 1989 in Preysal, Trinidad. He is a left-handed opening batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler who has played ODIs for the West Indies and many first-class and List A matches in the West Indies. He has also played a few T20 games for St Kitts And Nevis Patriots in the famous Caribbean Premier League. He made his first-class debut in 2010, while his List A debut was made back in 2009. He is the elder brother of Yannick Ottley who plays in first-class and List A cricket and is a part of the Trinidad and Tobago squad.
West Indies, Barbados, West Indies A, Combined Campuses and Colleges, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Pollard XI
Kjorn Ottley has not yet made his Test debut.
Good performance in his domestic career and the absence of many key players on the tour to Bangladesh meant Kjorn Ottley got his chance to represent the West Indies’ ODI team at the international level in 2021. The opportunity came 11 years after his first-class debut back in 2010. He has admitted that he was surprised to get a national call-up but emphasised that his dream of playing for the West Indies finally came true.
On 22 January 2021, he made his ODI debut against Bangladesh at the age of 31. On his debut, he scored just a single run, opening the batting with Sunil Ambris. In his second match, he scored 24 runs. Kjorn Ottley has played just 2 ODIs matches so far and has scored 25 runs. He is yet to be a part of a winning Windies team as they lost both of these ODIs to Bangladesh.
Kjorn Yohance Ottley is yet to represent the West Indies in T20Is.
Records and Facts
Kjorn Ottley has played only 2 international matches for the West Indies but he had a good domestic cricketing career in the West Indies’ domestic season. In 17 first-class matches, he has scored 739 runs at an average of 22.39 and in 47 List A matches, he has scored 1200 runs with one hundred in his career along with 4 fifties. The maiden List A century came in the Regional Super50 tournament in 2019-20.