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Sheldon Cottrell Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 6' 3"
Age: 30 Years
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica

Sheldon Cottrell

Bio/Wiki
Full NameSheldon Shane Cottrell
NicknameColonel [1]Wikipedia
ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Known ForSaluting after taking a wicket
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 25 January 2015 vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Test- 6 November 2013 vs India at Kolkata, India
T20- 13th March 2014 vs England at Bridgetown, Barbados
Jersey Number# 19 (West Indies)
Domestic/State Team• Jamaica (2010-2016)
• Antigua Hawksbills (2013-2014)
• St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (2015-Present)
• Trinidad and Tobago (2016-2018)
• Leeward Islands (2018-Present)
MentorIan Bishop (former West Indies Cricketer)
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm fast-medium
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 August 1989 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019)30 Years
BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityJamaican
HometownKingston, Jamaica
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Listening to Music
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A

Sheldon Cottrell

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sheldon Cottrell

  • Prior to his career as a cricketer, he was a soldier in the “Jamaican Defence Force.” Interestingly, in 2011, he was in the army workforce, which was guarding the pitch during the fifth ODI of India and West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Sheldon Cottrell (left) in the Jamaican Defence Force

    Sheldon Cottrell (left) in the Jamaican Defence Force

  • He first came into the limelight in 2012, when he took 17 wickets for Jamaica in a four-day domestic level tournament.

    Sheldon Cottrell playing for Jamaica

    Sheldon Cottrell playing for Jamaica

  • After his debut in the Carribean Premier League (CPL), he was selected for West India A team, which was set for a tournament against India. However, he had to withdraw from the team due to an injury.

    Sheldon Cottrell playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

    Sheldon Cottrell playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

  • Cottrell made his test debut against India at Eden Gardena, Kolkata. Interestingly, it was also Sachin Tendulkar‘s last test series.
  • He is known for his unique style of marching, doing an upright-salute, and then, spreading his arms after taking a wicket. During his early years as a cricketer, he used to dab after saluting, but he changed it later to spreading his arms to thank the heavens.

    Sheldon Cottrell saluting after taking a wicket

    Sheldon Cottrell saluting after taking a wicket

  • Once, in an interview, Cottrell explained the reason for his signature salute-

It’s a military-style salute. I’m a soldier by profession. Me saluting is just to show my respect to the Jamaica Defence Force. I do it every time I get a wicket. I practised it for six months when I was training in the army”

  • He was a part of the 2015 World Cup squad of West Indies. After the 2015 World Cup, he took a two-year break from ODIs after the World Cup, and he returned to playing ODIs when he was selected for an ODI series against New Zealand on 23 December 2017.

    Sheldon Cottrell in a match against New Zealand

    Sheldon Cottrell in a match against New Zealand

  • Earlier, he was an inconsistent performer, and he was often dropped from the West Indies national squad for being out of form. However, it all changed after the “2018 West Indies Tour of Bangladesh” in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Cottrell played exceptionally, and he has retained his form ever since. His performance also led him to spearhead the West Indies pace attack.

    Sheldon Cottrell in a match against Bangladesh

    Sheldon Cottrell in a match against Bangladesh

  • On 3 June 2018, during the first edition of the Global Canada T20, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights. Cottrell turned out to be the leading wicket-taker of the series after taking 16 wickets in 8 matches.
  • In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies World Cup squad. He took 12 wickets in 9 matches, and he ended up being the leading wicket-keeper for West Indies in the 2019 World Cup.
  • On 6 June 2019, during a match against Australia in the 2019 World Cup, he took a historic catch of Steve Smith, which was appreciated by players and viewers around the world. The official Twitter handle of the ICC also posted a tweet with a clip of him catching the ball.

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