|Full name||Sheldon Shane Cottrell|
|Born||19 August 1989|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Test debut (cap 297)||6 November 2013 v India|
|Last Test||20 December 2014 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 169)||25 January 2015 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||1 March 2020 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI shirt no.||19|
|T20I debut (cap 62)||13 March 2014 v England|
|Last T20I||6 March 2020 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I shirt no.||19|
|Domestic team information|
|2016–2018||Trinidad and Tobago|
|2015–present||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|2020||Kings XI Punjab|
Source: CricInfo, 6 March 2020
In first class cricket, Cottrell plays for Leeward Islands. He made his Test Debut in November 2013 against India at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in the penultimate Test of Sachin Tendulkar. He is known to march and salute to the pavilion followed by opening his arms to the heavens (formerly a dab) after every wicket as he is a Jamaican Defence Force soldier, and was among the army workforce manning the pitch during the fifth ODI against India at Sabina Park in 2011.
He made his T20I debut against England in March 2014. He made his One Day International debut for the West Indies against South Africa on 25 January 2015. Cottrell was a part of the 2015 West Indies World Cup squad, and returned to the ODI side on 23 December 2017 against New Zealand after a 2-year absence.
In May 2018, he was selected to play for the Leeward Islands national cricket team in the Professional Cricket League draft, ahead of the 2018–19 season. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with sixteen dismissals in eight matches.
In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies, with twelve dismissals in nine matches. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.
- "Sheldon Cottrell". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
- "Close up with his dream – Sheldon Cotterell". WICRICNEWS. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
- "West Indies tour of South Africa, 4th ODI: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Jan 25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "OdeanPrimus". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "Professional Cricket League squad picks". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- "Global T20 Canada: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
- "Andre Russell in West Indies World Cup squad, Kieron Pollard misses out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - West Indies: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
- "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
- "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.