Windies' Rahkeem Cornwall is world's heaviest Test cricketer

Windies' Rakheem Cornwall is world's heaviest Test cricketer
West Indies' Rahkeem Cornwall bowls against India during the second Test at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Kingston: West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall became the heaviest man to play Test cricket when he made his debut against India at Sabina Park, here on Friday.

The 26-year-old who weighs 140 kilograms, broke the previous record held by Australia's Warwick Armstrong who weighed 133-139 kgs.

Cornwall, an off-spinner by skill, has a career tally of over 260 scalps at a healthy average of 23.9 in the four-day domestic competitions in recent years.

At six feet six inches, Cornwall is well capable of generating uncomfortable bounce.

Moreover, Cornwall is an effective lower-order batsman too. With the help of his tall frame, he is capable of hitting the ball with brute force.