Rahkeem Cornwall, the 29-year-old Antiguan, is a right-arm off-spin bowler, a hard-hitter and bats at the lower order. Known for his heavy build with 6ft 6inches height, Cornwall is known as Jimbo, the humourous, shy, humble and cricket-mad kid who became a potential cricket star with his grit & dedication.
Cornwall, with 260 wickets and 2224 runs in 55 matches for the Leeward Islands, made his debut in International cricket against India in 2019. Moreover, the Windies Cricket board is continuously putting in efforts with the player to bring his best version to the international level.
Speaking about his fitness issues during an interview with Antigua Observer in 2018, Cornwall said, “A lot of people underestimate me because of my size. I fool a lot of people — especially bowling from my height and getting a lot of spins. So, losing weight would probably help my health more than anything else. But I’m fine as I am now”.
Rahkeem Cornwall Player Profile
|Full Name||Rahkeem Rashawn Shane Cornwall|
|Height||6ft 6; 198.12 cm|
|Age and Date of Birth||29y 6 months (As of September, 2022); 1 February 1993|
|Birth Place||Liberta, Antigua & Barbuda|
|Batting Style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Offbreak|
|Relations||WW Cornwall (uncle)|
|Favourite Cricketers||Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Allan Donald|
Rahkeem Cornwall Team Names
|Team||West Indies, Antigua Hawksbills, Barbados Royals, Leeward Islands, Leeward Islands Under-19s, St Lucia Kings, West Indies A, West Indies President's XI|
Rahkeem Cornwall: Career Summary
Batting Career Averages
Batting Stats vs Team
Batting Stats : Home vs Away
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Bowling Stats vs Team
Bowling Stats : Home vs Away
Rahkeem Cornwall is already established as a hard hitter from his time in the first class A-List cricket and for his performance in the Caribbean Premier League. Although the off-spin all-rounder has not received much chance to display his skills as a batsman, the heavy hitter made the highest score of his international career against Sri Lanka in 2021, where he scored 73 on his home ground.
Moreover, Cornwall has only played in the Test Cricket format against Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India and South Africa since 2019. He has played 15 innings in 9 matches since his debut against India in 2019.
With a strike rate of 61.81 and a total of 36 boundaries (32 fours and 4 sixes), he has, in fact, proved that he can be an asset in the shorter formats of the game as well.
If we talk about his record as a right-arm off-spin bowler, Cornwall has scalped 34 wickets with an average and economy of 37.76 and 2.89, respectively. He achieved this feat in 17 innings of 9 matches and took five wickets twice and 10 wickets once.
Undoubtedly, fans would love to watch him perform as an all-rounder in more franchise cricket leagues and other formats of international cricket.
Debut/Last Matches (Test, ODI, T20, T20I, FC)
|Debut Match||v India, Aug 30, 2019||-||v Trinidad & Tobago, Jan 13, 2011||-||v Jamaica, Dec 05, 2014|
|Last Match||v Sri Lanka, Nov 21, 2021||-||v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Sept 18, 2022||-||v Jamaica, Jun 01, 2022|
Rahkeem Cornwall Net Worth
Rahkeem Cornwall’s net worth is unknown. However, the player has much cricket left in him and fans believe that he will, no doubt, be successful and rich like other Windies Cricket players.
Rahkeem Cornwall: Complete Summary
Rahkeem Cornwall is a Antiguan national born in Liberta, Antigua on February 01, 1993, who followed in the maternal uncle Wilden Cornwall’s footsteps to become a cricketer.
His decision became a boon for avid cricket fans due to his hard-hitting capabilities and high-action off-break delivered from a height of more than two metres.
Since he made his debut in the First class cricket, Cornwall has scalped at least 40 wickets in each first-class season until his entry into International cricket. Moreover, his big-hitting capabilities has turned him into a skilled and much needed all-rounder, especially for the West Indies Cricket team.
Cornwall leads a very private life as not much information is available about his family. However, his social media accounts have revealed him to be married with an adorable son.
Cornwall’s Cricket Career
The spin-bowling all-rounder, Cornwall made his debut in First-Class cricket against Jamaica on 05 Dec, 2014 at 20 years of age and in domestic T20 cricket against Trinidad & Tobago on 13 Jan, 2011.
His abundant talent and consistent performance turned heads when, in 2016, he gave an all-round performance by scoring 41 runs and claiming 5 wickets against India while playing for the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI.
Although he continued to give mesmerising performances, Cornwall became a contender for international cricket when he scored 252 runs in the 2017 Regional Super50 at an average of 50 and a strike rate of nearly 120. He even scalped ten wickets at an economy rate of 3.63.
The stellar gameplay continued for two more years as he played for Leeward Islands as an allrounder, earning him a place in West Indies A. He claimed 23 wickets at an average of 19 in Sri Lanka.
Rahkeem Cornwall’s consistent performance did not stop when he played in an unofficial tournament against India A. During the tournament, he took four wickets in the first match and scored two half-centuries in the first-two games.
As a result, the Windies Cricket board was content when they hired him as back-up to Roston Chase in the Test match against India, thus, making him the 319th man to wear the West Indies Test cap.
Speaking about his selection in an interview on Cricket West Indies website, Rahkeem Cornwall said, “The feeling [of getting called up] is great – it’s something I’ve been pushing to achieve for a long time. The feeling would be great if I was picked in the first Test. I just want to go out and perform and not disappoint my friends and family.”
Fan’s Belief with Cornwall: A Conclusion
While Cornwall still continues to play Test matches, his last series being against Sri Lanka in 2021, there is no doubt that fans want to witness him playing in the limited overs format of cricket as well besides believing that his performance would improve exponentially if he becomes fitter.
Rahkeem Cornwall does not play for any team in the IPL. However, during an interview in 2020, the off-spin bowler said that he is looking forward to playing in the IPL. He said, “Well, that’s my aim. CPL is just a kickstart, I think I have to continue putting in performances to make sure other franchises look in my direction and I just have to make sure I am ready when that opportunity comes”.
Information about Rahkeem Cornwall’s wife is not available as she is not active on social media. However, the talented spinner gives a glimpse of his personal life every now and then, on his social media account, which showed that he has a son from his wife.
The windies player Rahkeem Cornwall is a Christian by faith. He respects all religions and is humorous by nature.
Yes, Rahkeem Cornwall is a Windies Player of Antinguan nationality. He made his entry into the West Indies National Cricket Team in 2019 during the Test match against India.
Besides the national squad for West Indies, Cornwall has played for Antigua Hawksbills, Barbados Royals, Leeward Islands, Leeward Islands Under-19s, St Lucia Kings, West Indies A, West Indies President's XI.