By Neto Baptiste
Former West Indies fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, believes that Antiguan all-rounder, Rahkeem Cornwall, continues to make a compelling case for selection.
One of four knighted former international cricketers, Sir Curtly pointed to the cricketer’s performance in the ongoing A-team series against India A as further proof that the Antiguan is ready for the big stage.
“He put up a decent performance the other day in that unofficial four-day game against India, and he did well in the ODIs as well, so he did himself a lot of favour so I don’t think he has done any harm to him being selected. We just have to wait and see,” he said.
Cornwall has, so far, counted two half centuries in ongoing unofficial Test series and has claimed four wickets thus far.
Sir Curtly said he is baffled as to why Cornwall continues to be overlooked.
“For me personally, I thought he should have been selected a couple of years ago because to be honest, he had been very consistent for the Leeward Islands. Every A team tour or series he has done well, bowled a lot of overs, taken a lot of wickets, scored some runs and he doesn’t come off the field for whatever so it is not about his cricket and so still, why he hasn’t been selected I have no idea but I think he deserves a chance,” the former player said.
The Antiguan has been excluded from both the T20 and ODI squads for the senior team series against India.