Rahkeem Rashawn Shane Cornwall is an Antiguan cricketer who was born on 1 February 1993 in Antigua. He is a right-handed batsman and a Right hand off break bowler who plays as an All rounder for his team. He currently plays for the West Indies National Team and will make his International debut during West Indies Tour of India 2019. He is well known for his huge size (140 kg/ 6’ 6”), which makes him stand out on the field among the other players.
Rahkeem Cornwall was born on the island of Barbuda and has cricket in his genes, as his father was a professional cricket player as well. He completed his schooling from his home town and later took up cricket as a profession. He joined the Empire Cricket Academy in 2011 and was later picked up by Antigua Hawksbills.
Rahkeem Cornawall made his First Class debut on 5 December 2014 for jamaica against Leeward Islands. He scored 20 runs off 36 balls and also took 1 wicket for his team. The match was won by jamaica by 4 wickets.
Rahkeem Cornwall’s List A debut came against Guyana when he was playing for leeward Islands on 7 February 2013. He scored 21 runs and took 1 wicket in that match, and the match was won by Guyana.
Cornawall’s T20 debut came for Leeward Islands against Trinidad and Tobago on 13 January 2011. He scored only 1 run in that match and Trinindad & Tobago won the match by 54 runs.
Rise to Glory
Rahkeem Cornwall found a spot in the national team when he was selected for West Indies A against India A in July 2019. Although he wasn’t so successful in the ODI series, he made an impact with his performance with the bat and ball which landed him in the West Indies Squad for the Test Series against India in September 2019.
Rahkeem Cornwall has been a non consistent player and has been switching his place in the team due to injuries and performance issues. He was at the bottom of his domestic career during 2015 and 2016 season, but managed to rise to the level of International Cricket.
Rahkeem Cornwall is an active player in the Caribbean Premier League and has played in four different seasons of the league for St. Lucia Stars (now St. Lucia Zouks). He has played a total of 23 matches in the league and has scored 290 runs. He has risen to a prominent player of the league in the past two seasons and has scored 142 and 113 runs respectively in 2017 and 2018 seasons.
He has taken 15 wickets in the league across 22 innings. He has also presented himself to be an able bowler for the team in crucial times of the game.