Sheldon Shane Cottrell is a West Indian cricketer who was born on 19 August 1989 at Kingston in Jamaica. He is a right-handed batsman and a left-hand medium fast bowler. His primary role in his team is that of a fast bowler. He is a Jamaican Defence Force soldier and is well known for saluting the pavilion after he takes a wicket.
Sheldon Cottrell made his debut in Test matches against India on 6 November 2013 at Kolkata. In that match, he managed to take only 1 wicket in 18 overs after conceding 72 runs. The West Indies team lost the match by an innings and 51 runs and he was later on dropped from the Test Squad.
Sheldon Cottrell made his One Day International debut against South Africa on 25 January 2015 at Port Elizabeth. In that match, he took away the wickets of both the South African openers in just 6 overs of his spell. He conceded 39 runs in the match and also scored 1 run after which the West Indies team won the match by 1 wicket.
Sheldon Cottrell made T20 International debut against England on 13 March 2014 at Bridgetown. In that match, he took the wickets of both of the English openers in two consecutive overs. He took 2 wickets in 4 overs after conceding 37 runs. However, the West Indies team lost the match by 5 runs.
Sheldon Cottrell has played 2 Test matches and taken 2 wickets at an average of 98.00. He has also scored 11 runs in 2 matches as a lower order batsman.
Sheldon Cottrell has played 10 One Day Internationals and has taken 15 wickets at an average of 26.80 with one 5-wicket haul in an innings. He has also scored 14 runs at a strike rate of 58.33 as a lower order batsman.
Sheldon Cottrell has also played 13 T20Is and taken 20 wickets at an average of 18.70 with 1 4-wicket haul in an innings. He has also scored 11 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 64.70, playing in the lower order.
Sheldon Cottrell is a member of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which is a team in the Caribbean Premier League. In the 2018 season of Caribbean Premier League, he played 9 matches and took 11 wickets at an average of 25.45.