Meet Rahkeem Cornwall – a new cricket giant from West Indies

West Indies spinner Rahkeem Cornwall is believed to be the heaviest player in the history of test cricket.

Weighing 140 kg with the height of 1.95m is hard to miss, West Indies coach Phil Simmons said.

The Windies are set to start a test series against England and Cornwall has been grabbing plenty of attention in Britain.

He has now taken the “heaviest player” title from former Australian captain Warwick “Big Ship” Armstrong who weighed around 133kg when he dominated the international game in the early 1900s.

Cornwall, 27, has taken 13 wickets in his two tests, including a seven-wicket haul against Afghanistan in November.

His only doubts about appearing in the opening test in Southampton this week are whether the Windies opt for his specialist talent or go for Roston Chase, a successful batsman who can bowl off spin as well.

But Simmons insisted fitness won’t be a problem around Cornwall.

“His size has not been an issue. If you see him at slip and some of the catches he has taken, there is no issue there,” Simmons told media ahead of the series opener at The Ageas Bowl.

“He is capable of bowling an enormous amount of overs, he has done that throughout the years so [his size] has not been a hindrance to him.