SHAI HOPE

  • Bats: Right Handed
  • Role: Wicket Keeper
  • Nickname: Shai Hope

Born in Barbados, right-handed batsman Shai Hope, played only 14 first-class matches when he was called up to make his Test Debut in 2015. In his first 11 innings in Test Cricket he managed just one 50+ score. But his career changed in 2017 when he managed to get two consecutive hundreds in the same game in a Test against England, helping the Windies chase down 321 runs in the final innings . It was the first ever win for the Windies against England in 17 years.

Shai Hope’s ODI average of 52.2 in over 75 ODIs matches up to the best in the game. Since 2018, the 25-year-old is the third leading run getter in ODIs, behind only Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He went into the Cricket World Cup 2019 ranked fifth in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.

Shai Hope had a splendid 2019, scoring eight fifties and four centuries and ending up with an average of 61. His effort had him named in the ICC Team of the year 2019. After injury allowed him to play just 3 games for the Tridents last season, he will look to rebound strong this time around.