The 27-year-old spinner desires to “nail down” his Test profession, which is just three video games outdated, and if leagues just like the IPL occur alongside the best way, it could be a “bonus”.
Speaking to PTI from Trinidad, the place he’s making an affect with each bat and ball for St Lucia Zouks within the CPL, Cornwall expressed his devotion to Test cricket.
“If I can play the T20 format and travel the world and play leagues it would be good but my aim is to be one of the most successful Test players out there. Playing Test cricket is the art of cricket, everyone wants to play Test cricket and do well. I have already played the format, I just want to make sure I get what I am really looking for in Test cricket and when my time comes to retire, I don’t have any regrets,” mentioned Cornwall.
West Indies cricket has loved most success within the shortest format over the previous 10 years with a bit of its gamers occurring to make a reputation and a few good-looking amount of cash in T20 leagues all over the world. Cornwall too is open to changing into a T20 globetrotter however not earlier than he achieves his objectives in Test cricket.
“If I get to play different leagues around the world, it would be a bonus for me but the main focus is to keep pushing my Test career,” mentioned the offie who made his Test debut towards India in Jamaica final 12 months when he took three wickets together with Cheteshwar Pujara’s.
He had additionally dismissed India skipper Virat Kohli in a tour recreation in 2016. “Pujara is a quality player, a good player of spin. To get him was a joy, more so as it was my first Test wicket,” recalled Cornwall, who’s but to make his restricted overs debut for West Indies however is assured of doing so with a profitable outing within the ongoing CPL.
At the second, he likes to be referred to as the off-spinner who can “drastically” enhance with the bat. The fixed chatter round his dimension would not hassle him however he would wish to be fitter and leaner to the purpose the place he is ready to carry out at his finest in all codecs.
“Size does not matter to me. I already know who I am and what my size is. I just try to be fit as possible so that I can perform for my team,” mentioned the 6’6’’ tall cricketer when requested if he must be fitter for the shorter codecs the place one is required to be extra agile on the sector.
“You have to be fit for all formats. Playing Test cricket is hard as well. Yes in T20 cricket, you have to be moving up and down but it is still cricket and you have to be fit. “I’d not say I’m wonderful the best way I’m. I’m nonetheless a piece in progress. I wouldn’t set a aim (on dropping how a lot weight). My household is huge boned. I simply need to know the best dimension the place I can go do my job on the sector and as soon as I get to that stage, I’m in an excellent place,” he mentioned.
Cornwall’s final Test outing got here in England final month and he has additionally performed one towards Afghanistan in Lucknow final 12 months when he ended up with match-winning figures of 10/121.
The burly bowler doesn’t have a task mannequin however thinks extremely of Nathan Lyon and Ravichandran Ashwin. In truth, he even loved a protracted chat with India’s premier spinner throughout his debut sequence final 12 months.
“I like to speak to spinners of different groups and decide up bits that go well with my recreation, not all the pieces they’d inform me would go well with my recreation. I strive to not overcomplicate.
“With Ashwin, basically we had a normal spinner talk, how the ball is coming out from the hand, keep your shape, make sure you maintain balance at the crease and take it from there. Just probably learning from one another.”
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