Cornwall hit 59 runs off just 61 balls, including three sixes and three fours.

Cornwall hit 59 runs off just 61 balls, including three sixes and three fours.

West Indies cricket has a new cult hero after 140kg Rahkeem Cornwall belted England's bowlers all around the park in a practice match.

England took on a West Indies Presidents' XI at Basseterre ahead of their ODI series, and their bowlers copped some serious stick from the 200cm man mountain.

Cornwall hit 59 runs off just 61 balls, including three sixes and three fours.


Big man goes bang. Image: Getty

The 24-year-old has taken 125 wickets in 25 first-class matches at an average of 24.

He only averages 23 with the bat but had no troubles against an English attack featuring Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett.


Cornwall dwarfs his teammate. Image: Getty

Cornwall is seen as a future international star if he can shed some kilos.

"We're actually putting a program in place for Rahkeem where we are actually going to have someone to manage him overall," West Indian chairman of selectors Courtney Browne recently said.

"We are looking at the various components of him playing cricket where we are looking at coaches, dietitians, and just getting everybody to come together to help this young player because he's a special talent."


Is he the next Dwayne Leverock? Image: Getty

Cornwall says he's on board.

"If losing weight is the issue then that is why I am on the program with the West Indies Cricket Board," he said.

"So I am putting in my best and putting in the work to lose the weight if that is the case — because it can't be performance so I will do what I have to do to make the West Indies team."



Leverock in his playing days. Image: Getty

The West Indian immediately sparks memories of Bermuda's portly spinner Dwayne Leverock, who was 122kg when he played international cricket.

Leverock famously took an absolute screamer at the 2007 World Cup.

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