Full name Rahkeem Rashawn Shane Cornwall
Born February 1, 1993, Antigua
Current age 27 years 237 days
Major teams West Indies, Antigua Hawksbills, Leeward Islands, Leeward Islands Under-19s, St Lucia Stars, St Lucia Zouks, West Indies A, West Indies President's XI
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Uncle - WW Cornwall
|Test debut||West Indies v India at Kingston, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 24-28, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Jamaica v Leeward Islands at Kingston, Dec 5-8, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 24-28, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Leeward Islands v Guyana at North Sound, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leeward Islands v Canada at Basseterre, Nov 8, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Leeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago at North Sound, Jan 13, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders at Tarouba, Sep 10, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|8||Zouks||v T&T Riders||Tarouba||10 Sep 2020||T20|
|32*||Zouks||v Amazon||Tarouba||8 Sep 2020||T20|
|32||Zouks||v Tallawahs||Tarouba||6 Sep 2020||T20|
|21, 0/19||Zouks||v Amazon||Tarouba||2 Sep 2020||T20|
|6||Zouks||v Tridents||Port of Spain||30 Aug 2020||T20|
|1/14, 26||Zouks||v Patriots||Port of Spain||27 Aug 2020||T20|
|18||Zouks||v T&T Riders||Port of Spain||26 Aug 2020||T20|
|16||Zouks||v Patriots||Tarouba||22 Aug 2020||T20|
|0/14, 14||Zouks||v Tridents||Tarouba||20 Aug 2020||T20|
|9, 1/9||Zouks||v Tallawahs||Tarouba||19 Aug 2020||T20|
Not only is Rahkeem Cornwall almost six-and-a-half-feet tall, his bulk - uncommon in modern-day cricket set-ups - makes heads turn. But he's much more than that. Since his first-class debut in 2014 as a 20-year-old offspinner, Cornwall has added big-hitting to his repertoire to become a competent allrounder; his high-action offbreaks, delivered from over two metres, earned him at least 40 wickets in every first-class season he appeared in before his elevation to the Test team.
Cornwall, born in Liberta, Antigua's third-largest town, followed in the footsteps of his maternal uncle Wilden Cornwall - who played 53 first-class games - to take up cricket. He first became a contender for international cricket in 2017 when he scored 252 runs in the 2017 Regional Super50 at an average of 50 and a strike rate of nearly 120, while taking ten wickets at an economy rate of 3.63. At the time, then chairman of selectors Courtney Browne had said that Cornwall had been identified as a "special talent", but needed extra attention - like special coaching and having a dietician - before being considered for the senior side.
Over the next two years, excellent performances for Leeward Islands as an allrounder earned Cornwall a spot in West Indies A, and he delivered 23 wickets at an average of 19 in Sri Lanka. Against the touring Indians in 2017, Cornwall impressed with the wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. England Lions toured the Caribbean in 2018, and Cornwall collected 19 wickets at 18.42 to help West Indies A blank the visitors 3-0.
When an injured Roston Chase was unavailable for India's 2019 tour of West Indies, Cornwall was handed a maiden Test call-up in August 2019. In the same month, he was awarded the Domestic Cricketer of the Year award by Cricket West Indies. Two weeks later, he became the 319th man to wear the West Indies Test cap.