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Sheldon Cottrell is a fast-medium bowler for the West Indies. He is a semi-regular presence in the West Indies squad in white-ball formats.

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Who is Sheldon Cottrell?

Sheldon Shane Cottrell is a West Indies cricketer born on August 19, 1989 and brought up in Kingston, Jamaica. He is the only child in his family. He has a net worth of $9 million.

He was a soldier of the Jamaica Defence Force prior to his cricket career. Due to this, Cottrell performs salutes or tributes as a sign of celebration. He was a part of the army regiment during the fifth ODI vs India.

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Cottrell broke through when he grabbed seventeen wickets in a four-day long domestic match in the 2012-13 season. He went on to garner more attention in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that year, where he took three top-order wickets and finished with a stellar bowling performance of 4 for 20 in a game against the Barbados Tridents. Cottrell has been the part of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots side in the CPL for the better part of ten years. He took 11 wickets in successive seasons from 2017 to 2018.

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He has been a semi-regular presence for West Indies with constant drops in form like when he disappeared from the ODI scene for two years before making a comeback in 2017 against New Zealand.

He made his Test Debut for West Indies on November 6, 2013 against India at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in the penultimate Test of Sachin Tendulkar. Due to his uninspiring performance, he was dropped off from the second match. In 2014, he went on to have his T20I debut for West Indies against England. Sheldon bagged two crucial wickets of the England openers in consecutive overs. Also Read: T20 World Cup 2022: 5 new rules which will be introduced in the tournament

In April 2019 he was called to the West Indies squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup. He went on to become the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies, netting twelve dismissals in just nine occasions.