WI v IND 2019: Rahkeem Cornwall to undergo fitness training to attain full athleticism

Cornwall weighs 140 kg and would become the heaviest West Indies cricketer if he makes his international debut.

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West Indies cricketer Rahkeem Cornwall will be undergoing training to lose weight. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 140 kg. In this era, fitness is something which one can't overlook to last long in international cricket.

Cricket West Indies is taking Rahkeem's fitness issues seriously and he will soon be put on a strict fitness training program. CWI President Ricky Skerritt has said that Cornwall will work to reduce his weight.

"Rahkeem has been under the supervision of CWI-appointed strength and conditioning trainer, nutritionist, and coach. He is being managed with a concentrated plan wherein he will gradually lose weight and improve upon his fitness," Skerritt said.

The big guy, who is just 26 years old, has played 55 first-class matches and 48 list A matches. Apart from 2224 runs with the bat, Cornwall has also picked up 260 wickets in first-class cricket. He has been named in the West Indies squad for the 2-match Test series against India.

"He has been the most successful spinner in our first-class league and has earned his selection by taking many wickets at an economical rate," Skerritt added.

(With Mid-Day Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 13 Aug, 2019

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