Sheldon Cottrell catch CPL final: Cottrell back-tracks sensationally to dismiss Andre Fletcher in CPL 2021 final

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 15/09/2021

Sheldon Cottrell catch: The fast bowler from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots played a titular role in dismissing the first batsman in CPL 2021 final.

During the final match of the ongoing ninth season of the Caribbean Premier League between St Lucia Kings and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell’s praiseworthy fielding efforts aided his team in making early inroads into the opposition’s batting line-up.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the third over when St Lucia captain Andre Fletcher aimed at targeting spinner Fawad Ahmed wanting to hit him over mid-on.

Fletcher, who ended up getting more height than distance with this shot, always looked to be in trouble but his dismissal wouldn’t have been possible without Cottrell’s on-field brilliance.

Running back from mid-on, Cottrell continued to back peddle and not run sideways. The difficulty in the catch was such that the 32-year old player had to dive eventually as he landed on his head to complete a sensational catch at Warner Park.

Fletcher, who had won the toss and chose to bat, walked back to the pavilion after scoring 11 (7) with the help of one six. On the back of all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall finding boundaries frequently, Kings scored 46/2 in the powerplay.

Sheldon Cottrell catch vs St Lucia Kings in CPL 2021 final

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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