Cotterell to undergo medical exam
Newcomer to the senior West Indies cricket team, Sheldon Cotterell is to undergo a medical examination tomorrow which would decide if he travels with the regional side for its upcoming tour of India.
Cotterell, the lone newcomer selected to the regional side and who has been receiving treatment for an injury he sustained, says he is looking forward to having the injury assessed.
The Jamaican pacer twisted his knee during training for West Indies A ahead of the one-day and Twenty20 series in India, and was sent home for treatment.
“The injury is coming on much better now,” said Cotterell.
“I am down to do a scan on Wednesday and after that a decision will be taken as to whether or not I am fit enough to go.”
The 24-year-old has been making an impression in regional tournaments, and was recently selected to West Indies’ 15-man squad for their upcoming tour of India.
Cotterell, who is expected to take part in a local cricket festival next weekend, also said he would not push the injury if he was not fully healed.
“I won’t cheat myself and my body. If I know I am not fit enough I will not go,” he said.
“There is a lot of cricket for me to play and there will be much more opportunities if this one does not come through.”
In his regional Twenty20 performances Cotterell has been most impressive, taking 20 wickets in 15 appearances at an average of 19.40, and an economy rate of 6.65.
“I am really looking forward to going to India and playing, as with my pace, aggression and accuracy, I know I can take wickets,” said Cotterell.
“There is also the fact that the Indians tend to struggle a bit against good fast bowling, and with me being in some sort of form I know I could cause some problems.”
West Indies are down to play two Tests and three ODIs while on tour of India.
The first Test is set to begin on November 6 while the second Test is scheduled to start on November 14.
The three ODIs will be played on November 21, 24 and 27. —CMC