Caribbean pace bowler Sheldon Cottrell is prepared to continue his international career after a hamstring injury which enforced him out of action for near about six weeks. Sheldon Cottrell has been chosen in the West Indies team’s Test squad for next month’s tour of South Africa. He was injured while playing for the West Indies ‘A’ in Sri Lanka last month, reports media.

He said he is hundred per cent ready to play right now. He has no pain, nothing at all. It is just for him to continue to play a lot of cricket. He was in Sri Lanka when he got a slight groin shear and had to leave the tour early to get treatment.

Cottrell added that in that five weeks he has been working out with David Bernard Senior, who is Jamaica fitness trainer where they did a lot of strength work and sprinting.

West Indies selectors have asked the Sheldon Cottrell to play for Jamaica against Trinidad and Tobago in the 4 day fixture starting from Friday to ensure his fitness.

Cottrell played in the Jamaica Premier League T20 claiming 21 runs for 2 wickets from four overs to help Ocho Rios Charges secure an eight wicket win over Kingston Hurricanes.

Sheldon, who is one of five fast bowlers in the West Indies’ 15-member Test squad for South Africa also said that he did not go all out in the cricket. He just did sufficient to get an evaluation as to where he is and he did well. He feels like whenever he decides to go all out he will be ready. The others are Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, and Jason Holder.

The 25 years old pacer felt that little period here in his career is his time. After being cut out from the Test team, he did not get disheartened or look at it as a turn down or failure. He saw it as a chance to work harder and he believes he has been doing that. The South Africa tour coming up and possibly World Cup early next year, and he is looking forward to playing in all three facets.


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