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Shai Hope
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Shai Hope

West Indies|wicketkeeper batter
Shai Hope

INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2021

Full Name

Shai Diego Hope

Born

November 10, 1993, Barbados

Age

27y 162d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

Education

Queens College & St. Bede’s School

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Shai Hope made his Test debut as a 21-year-old, having played just 14 first-class matches at the time. But few in the Caribbean doubted his talent as a batsman. Clive Lloyd gave him his West Indies cap, and coach Stuart Law insisted that he only needed one innings to get going. The world eventually got to know why the boy from Barbados was rated so highly when he became the first player, in 534 first-class matches, to score a hundred in each innings at Headingley.

Hope was 23 at the time, the youngest member of the XI, leading West Indies to victory with scores of 147 and 118 not out. They had been faced with a target of 322 - not since Bradman's Invincibles rocketed to 404 for 3 in 1948 had a team chased that many on Yorkshire's storied turf, and won. Adding to the occasion was the fact West Indies had been dismantled only a week ago, England beating them by an innings and 209 runs to ensure their fans could savour the advent of day-night Test cricket in the country.

Hope made his first-class debut in 2012-13, but propelled himself into consideration for the West Indies team after a superb season in 2014-15, when he scored 628 runs in nine matches - he was the fourth-highest run-getter in the tournament. He racked up 538 runs at 67.25 in 2015-16 - the highest average among the top-10 - and secured his maiden first-class double-hundred at his homeground, Kensington Oval, in March 2017
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test34643160314726.27379242.27251906471
ODI817610354717053.74473574.911019277528410
T20I131102385521.63175136.0002241060
FC6210983585215*35.49808644.3381339118721
List A10910410476017050.63638274.5813283737512217
T20403717728821.44643120.06036330157
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test34------------
ODI81------------
T20I13------------
FC6211250---2.50-000
List A109------------
T2040------------
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Photos


Shai Hope swings into the leg side
Shai Hope and Darren Bravo put on a century stand
Shai Hope congratulates Evin Lewis on his century
Evan Lewis and Shai Hope build their century stand
Shai Hope of West Indies celebrates his century during the 1st ODI  against Sri Lanka
Shai Hope drives to the boundary