Cotterrell to lift JA with experience

Jamaica Gleaner article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cotterrell says he hopes to put into practice the lessons learnt while on tour with West Indies in India and New Zealand recently during the WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Cotterrell made his debut in the first of two Test matches against India and finished with one for 72 in the first innings. He did not bowl in the second innings as India went on to win by an innings and 51 runs.

The 24-year-old Jamaica Defence Force soldier did not play in the three-match Test series against New Zealand.

"I am really looking forward to the Super50 as while touring India and New Zealand, there were a lot of lessons learnt," said Cotterrell.

"For example, it opened my eyes to the importance of bowling a consistently good line and a good length.

"I also got to work one on one with coach Ottis Gibson, who showed me a few tips and things. I want to put these things into practice, and hopefully, it will lead me to pick up a lot of wickets in the tournament," he said.

Cotterrell, who made his regional one-day debut last season and finished with five wickets at an average of 26.40 from five games, is one of three specialist fast bowlers in Jamaica's 14-man squad. The others are Jerome Taylor, who is returning from injury, and the experienced Andrew Richardson.

The squad also has two all-rounders who bowl medium pace: André Russell and captain David Bernard Jr.

Jamaica is slated to depart tomorrow for the tournament, which bowls off on Thursday at Queen's Park Oval.

Jamaica will play defending champions Windward Islands in the opening encounter.

First Published In The Jamaica Gleaner.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 04:58