Rahkeem Cornwall (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)
Stand-in West Indies Take a look at captain Kraigg Brathwaite admitted Sunday that giant off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall will be key to his weakened team’s hopes of defeating Bangladesh in their two-Take a look at series which begins this week.
Cornwall, who stands at 1.96m (6ft 5ins) and weighs in around 140kg, has most effective performed three Checks in his occupation.
Nonetheless Asian pitches swimsuit him — he returned figures of 7-75 in a one-off sport towards Afghanistan in Lucknow in 2019.
“I know Rakheem’s skill. I knew he used to be continuously a top quality off-spinner. It’s dazzling to gape him in these stipulations. I know he’ll attain properly in this Take a look at,” mentioned Brathwaite.
“As a bowling unit now we want to follow the plans, bowl to the sphere. Make drive with dot balls. Wickets will advance.”
Cornwall is believed to be the heaviest man to indulge in performed Take a look at cricket.
He warmed up for the Take a look at series, which begins on Wednesday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, with a foremost innings haul of 5-47 because the West Indies drew a three-day warm-up sport towards a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.
Brathwaite used to be additionally idea to be one of the basic halt performers within the match for the visiting aspect, hitting 85 off 187 balls in team’s first innings complete of 257 runs.
West Indies bowled out the hosts for 160 to understand a 97-creep first innings lead.
Nkrumah Bonner made 80 and John Campbell added 68 to his 44 from the first innings because the West Indies scored 291 runs within the 2nd innings to residing up a target of 389 runs for the BCB XI.
Brathwaite and his BCB XI counterpart Nurul Hasan agreed a blueprint after the house team reached 63-2 within the 2nd innings on the third day and closing day.
Cornwall didn’t bowl within the 2nd innings because the tourists opted to sustain him under wraps.
“It used to be very dazzling to gape Bonner come by to a nice safe. I believed John batted properly in each innings,” added Brathwaite.
“I form no longer must single out guys. All people looks to be working truly laborious. I’m chuffed with your complete batters. They’re assured, so now we want to come by pleasure from it accessible.”
Brathwaite will be main a weakened West Indies team towards Bangladesh after several avid gamers, alongside with customary captain Jason Holder opted out of the tour attributable to Coronavirus outbreak.
In the ODI series, they were whitewashed 3-0.
Brathwaite additionally led the West Indies in their old Take a look at series in Bangladesh in 2018 after they lost each Checks.
The 2nd Take a look at of the series will be held in Dhaka on February 11-15.