Shai Hope

West Indies
Age
November 10, 1993 (28 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Barbados
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
-

Since the retirement of great cricketers such as Brian Lara, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the West Indies were in search of players that could consistently deliver big runs with the bat. In the past couple of years, Shai Hope has quickly established himself as a productive performer with the bat in white-ball cricket. Speaking of red-ball cricket, Hope has struggled to score runs for the West Indies in the past 12 months.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
85
9
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

West Indies, Barbados, Rangpur Rangers, Barbados Tridents, West Indians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
78
72
10
3499
170
56.44
4577
76.45
11
25
280
54
T20I
13
10
0
202
55
20.2
156
129.49
0
2
18
10
Test
36
66
4
1636
147
26.82
3834
42.67
2
5
192
6
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
78
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
13
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
36
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Shai Hope has been a regular in the ODI and Test squad for the West Indies. However, because of his slow strike rate, he hasn’t been considered for the T20I format.

Given his ability with the bat and of course if he maintains his consistency, he can surely go down in history as one of the greatest players to ever play the game for the West Indies.

Test Career

Shai Hope hasn’t quite achieved his fullest potential with the bat in the longest format of the game. He made his Test debut against England in a Test match played at Bridgetown, Barbados, in 2015.

Since then, Hope has scored 1555 runs in 33 Test matches for West Indies with a decent average of 26.35 with two centuries and five half-centuries to his name.

The 26-year-old’s best batting performance in a Test match came against England at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds in 2017 where he smashed 147 runs off 253 balls with the help of twenty-three fours.

Since his two centuries against England at Headingley in 2017, Hope’s career has been going down in red-ball cricket.

Since January 2018, Hope has only scored 559 runs in 16 Test matches at an average of 19.27 with two half-centuries to his name.

Despite his average dipping well below 30, Hope holds an excellent record playing in English conditions which are considered most challenging for overseas batsmen. In five matches played in England, Hope has made 432 runs in 10 innings at an average of 48.00 with two centuries and one half-century.

ODI Career

Despite his lean run in red-ball cricket, Hope has been the most consistent batsman for the West Indies in limited-overs cricket. He made his ODI debut for the West Indies in a game played against Sri Lanka at Harare Cricket Ground in 2016.

Hope has certainly produced tremendous numbers in the limited-overs format. Since making his debut in 2016, Hoper has scored 3289 runs in 78 ODI matches at an average of 52.20.

In the 50-over format, Hope has scored nine centuries and seventeen half-centuries for the West Indies.

Hope’s best batting performance in ODI cricket came against Ireland in a match played at Dublin in 2019. He smashed 170 runs off 152 balls with the help of 22 boundaries and two sixes.

In his overall career in the ODI cricket, Shai Hope’s best numbers with the bat have come against Bangladesh. He has scored 758 runs in 10 matches at an average of 94.75 with three centuries and four half-centuries to his name.