Sheldon Cottrell

West Indies
Age
August 19, 1989 (32 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Jamaica
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
Left-arm fast medium

Arguably the West Indies’ best bowler in white-ball cricket at the moment, Jamaican pacer Sheldon Cottrell has been the mainstay in the Playing XI since making his comeback to the side in February 2019 against England at Barbados. The 30-year-old significantly improved his game and has been consistently performing for the West Indies in different conditions. The left-arm quick pacer has the ability to swing the new-ball and can bamboozle the opposing batsmen with his variations at the back end of the innings.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
30
13

Team played

West Indies, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies A, Kings XI Punjab, Trinidad and Tobago, Sylhet Thunder, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Rangpur Rangers, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, West Indians, World XI, Vancouver Knights, Deccan Gladiators

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
39
18
10
95
17
11.88
126
75.4
0
0
6
5
T20I
30
9
5
17
4
4.25
28
60.71
0
0
2
0
Test
2
4
0
11
5
2.75
24
45.83
0
0
1
0
IPL
6
1
0
0
-
0
2
0
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
39
35
1650
1620
50
5/46
5.89
32.4
33
2
1
0
T20I
30
29
612
807
37
4/28
7.91
21.81
16.54
1
0
0
Test
2
2
276
196
2
1/72
4.26
98
138
0
0
0
IPL
6
6
120
176
6
2/17
8.8
29.33
20
0
0
0

Since 2019, Sheldon Cottrell has been one of the mainstays of the West Indies’ pace bowling in white-ball cricket.

ODI Career

Sheldon Cottrell has done exceedingly well for the West Indies in white-ball cricket. He made his limited-overs debut against South Africa in a one-day match played at Port Elizabeth in 2015.

Due to his excellent performances in List-A competition in the Caribbean, Cottrell earned his call back to the ODI and T20I squad for home series against England. Since his comeback to the national side, Cottrell has claimed 31 wickets in 24 ODI games at an average of 33.03.

His best bowling performance came against England in an ODI match played at Bridgetown in Barbados in 2019. He finished with figures of 5 for 46 in his nine overs.

Cottrell has added a lot of variations to his bowling in order to pick up wickets for the West Indies in later stages of an innings.

In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup played in England and Wales, Sheldon Cottrell was a standout bowler of the West Indies team. In nine matches, Cottrell claimed 12 wickets at an average of 32.66 with an economy rate of 5.85.

T20I Cricket

The left-arm quick pacer made his T20I debut for the West Indies against England at Bridgetown in Barbados in 2014. In his debut game, he claimed two wickets and conceded 37 runs in four overs.

Despite decent performances in South Africa, Sheldon Cottrell was dropped from T20I side in 2015. He made his comeback to play for the West Indies three years after.

Since making his debut, Sheldon Cottrell has claimed 36 wickets in 27 T20I matches at an average of 20.50. He has one four-wicket haul in his T20I career.

Sheldon Cottrell has achieved impressive numbers with the ball in both home and away conditions. Playing home, Cottrell has claimed 13 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 19.15.

Speaking of record against different opposing teams, Cottrell’s best numbers are against Bangladesh with seven wickets taken in four matches at a strike rate of 12.0, including one four-wicket haul

Against South Africa, Sheldon Cottrell has scored worst figures in T20I cricket with just three wickets in three innings at a strike rate of 22.00.

Sheldon Cottrell’s best bowling figures in an innings in the T20 format were achieved against Bangladesh with 4 for 28  scored at Sylhet in 2018.

Currently, Sheldon Cottrell is ranked tenth in the ICC T20I Bowler Rankings with 639 points.

Since January 2018, Sheldon Cottrell has been on top of the bowling charts for the West Indies in the T20I format. He has picked up 27 wickets in 20 matches at an average of 19.77.