Shimron Hetmyer

West Indies
Age
December 26, 1996 (25 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Cumberland, Berbice
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
Leg break googly

Shimron Hetmyer is an aggressive and young middle-order batsman from Cumberland, Guyana. He made his international debut for the West Indies cricket team on 21 April 2017. Before making it to the national team, he represented the West Indies in two U19 World Cups.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

West Indies, West Indies A, University of West Indies Vice Chancellors XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, West Indies Under-19, Guyana, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
42
40
3
1388
139
37.51
1242
111.76
5
7
110
54
T20I
40
32
3
641
81*
22.1
546
117.4
0
3
41
31
Test
14
26
0
767
93
29.5
1017
75.42
0
5
75
27
IPL
24
22
8
380
53*
27.14
242
157.02
0
1
25
23

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
42
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
40
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
14
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
24
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

In the 2014 U19 World Cup, he managed to make three single-digit scores in five games. However, the West Indies board gave him another chance in 2016 and he gained great success. He captained his side to victory against the spirited Indian side in the 2016 edition of the competition held in Bangladesh, scoring crucial fifties in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

ODI Career

Shimron Hetmyer, a fearless left-handed batsman, has vast potential and skills which is why in December 2017 he was selected to the West Indies One Day International (ODI) squad ahead of their series against New Zealand. He is a great stroke-player and possesses all the necessary qualities to take the game away from the opponent in a matter of a few overs.

On 6 March 2018 in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Hetmyer scored his maiden international century127 runs batting first – against the UAE. The West Indies won that game and Hetmyer was named Man of the Match. As a result of his successful performance and perseverance, he was included in the December 2019 West Indies tour of India.

In the Indian conditions and on the pitches where batsmen usually struggled to achieve good results, Hetmyer made his mark by scoring an astonishing 139 runs in just 106 deliveries in the first ODI of the series on 15 December 2019.  He was ruthless during his innings and took on the Indian bowlers from the word go. More importantly, he demonstrated to the cricketing world how good he can play against the quality Indian spinners. Eventually, the West Indies won that game and Shimron Hetmyer was awarded Man of the Match.

Since that series, he became the West Indies’ regular middle-order batsman in the 50 overs format. Hetmyer did a good job playing in his first ODI World Cup in 2019. He scored 257 runs from 9 games played, including two fifty-plus scores. He was the third-highest run-scorer for the Windies in the 2019 World Cup. He got a good start in many games but, unfortunately, Southpaw failed to convert it into a big score. Overall, he played 44 ODIs and scored 1430 runs at an average of 36.67. He has scored five centuries and four fifties in his ODI career so far. 139 runs against India is currently his highest score in ODI.

T20I Career

Shimron Hetmyer made a mark in the T20 world by scoring 440 runs in 12 innings at 148.14 in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He became the youngest batsman to score a century in the CPL when he made 100 for the Guyana Amazon Warriors against the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Following the success in the CPL, Shimron Hetmyer was included in the West Indies T20I Squad. He made his T20I debut against New Zealand on 1 January 2018. The game was a washout. Hetmyer’s first successful contribution came against India when he scored 56 runs in 41 deliveries with 2 fours and 4 sixes. This has been his only half-century in the short T20I career.

In his international T20 career, he has scored 354 runs from 21 innings with an average of 19.67 and a strike rate of 122.92. Though he hasn’t got great success in T20 international so far, he has great skills and vast opportunity ahead to achieve success. He is a great prospect for the West Indies team in the coming T20 World Cup and can play a crucial role for his side to go long way in the tournament.

IPL Career

Shimron Hetmyer impressed the Indian crowd with his six-hitting ability during the Windies’ limited-overs tour of India and he also caught the attention of the IPL franchise owners. In December 2018, Hetmyer was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2019 IPL auction for INR 4.20 Crore.

However, Hetmyer didn’t get an ideal start to his IPL career as in his first 4 IPL innings he scored a total of 15 runs. However, Hetmyer ended the 2019 IPL on a high note. Playing his last match of the IPl 2019, Hetmyer smashed 75 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). RCB won that game and Shimron Hetmyer was awarded Man of the Match for his stupendous knock. However, as Hetmyer failed to deliver consistently for RCB, the franchise released him after the 2019 season.

During the IPL 2020 auction, Shimron Hetmyer was bought by the Delhi Capitals (DC) for a whopping price of INR 7.75 crore, becoming the second-most expensive West Indian player in the IPL 2020 auctions.

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