Shai Hope

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Shai Hope
Personal information
Full name Shai Diego Hope
Born (1993-11-10) 10 November 1993 (age 24)
Saint Michael, Barbados
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper, Batsman
Relations Kyle Hope (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 302) 1 May 2015 v England
Last Test 12 July 2018 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 175) 16 November 2016 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 28 July 2018 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 4
T20I debut (cap 68) 29 December 2017 v New Zealand
Last T20I 1 January 2018 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 4
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012–present Barbados
2015 Barbados Tridents (squad no. 4)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20I
Matches 22 36 50 3
Runs scored 1,210 1,115 3,192 15
Batting average 31.02 37.16 40.40 15.00
100s/50s 2/4 1/6 8/12 0/0
Top score 147 101 215* 15
Balls bowled 12
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 26/0 32/6 51/0 0/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 20 September 2018

Shai Diego Hope (born 10 November 1993) is a Barbadian cricketer, who plays Tests and ODIs for the West Indies cricket team.[1] At the age of 21, he was called into the West Indies squad after he scored a double century against the Windwards Islands at the Kensington Oval on the last day of the 2014–15 Regional Four Day Competition.[2] In June 2018, he was named the Men's Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and the ODI Cricketer of the Year at the annual Cricket West Indies' Awards.[3]

Domestic career

Hope was educated at Bedes Senior School in East Sussex, England under the guidance of former Sussex captain Alan Wells. Whilst at Bedes, Hope guided the 1st XI to the national 20/20 final where he scored a half century in a losing cause versus Millfield.

He has been described by veteran West Indian Cricket writer and commentator Tony Cozier as "A stylish No. 3 batsman whose 211 for Barbados against Windward Isles was the tournament's only double-hundred".[4] In 2017, he was a key member of the Barbados team that won the Regional Super50, scoring centuries in both the semi-final[5] and final,[6] and was named man of the match in both games.

International career

Hope made his Test debut against England on 1 May 2015.[7] In August 2016 he was added to the West Indies squad for their Test series against India.[8]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the second match of the tri-series, against Sri Lanka.[9] His maiden ODI ton came on his second ODI, in the same tour against Zimbabwe, when he scored 101 during chasing the 257 runs. His score did not change the game, where the match ended in a tie, which is the 34th tied ODI match and the first tied ODI match between the two teams. He was adjudged Man of the match for his performance.[10]

On the 25 August 2017, Hope scored his maiden Test ton in the second Test against England. He along with Kraigg Brathwaite put a 246-run partnership to lift the West Indies total to 427. Chasing 322 in the second innings, Hope scored his second hundred and guided West Indies to a 5-wicket win. In the second innings also, Brathwaite and Hope added 144 runs as well. The win was West Indies' first away victory over England since 2000 and Hope was awarded man of the match for his winning performances.[11] Hope's two centuries in the match against England marked the first time this feat had been achieved at Headingley Cricket Ground in first-class cricket.[12] His contribution in the 2017 tour of England was recognised in April 2018 when he was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.[13]

In December 2017, Hope was added to the West Indies' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad ahead of their series against New Zealand.[14] He made his T20I debut for the West Indies against New Zealand on 29 December 2017.[15]


  1. ^ "Shai Hope". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4 Day Tournament at Bridgetown, Mar 13-16 2015 - Match Summary - ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Shai Hope, Stafanie Taylor clean up at CWI Awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Chance for 'mediocre' West Indies to show up England". Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Hope, bowlers power Barbados into final". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Another Hope ton drives Barbados to Regional Super50 title". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  7. ^ "England tour of West Indies, 3rd Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, May 1–5, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hope replaces Chandrika in West Indies Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series, 2nd Match: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Harare, Nov 16, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Zimbabwe earn tie with three-run last over". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Shai Hope the hero in thrilling West Indies win". ESPNcricinfo. ESPNcricinfo. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  12. ^ Skelton, Jack (29 August 2017). "England v West Indies: Shai Hope guides tourists to thrilling Test victory". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Martin, Ali (11 April 2018). "Wisden names three female World Cup winners in its five cricketers of 2017". The Guardian. 
  14. ^ "Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "1st T20I, West Indies tour of New Zealand at Nelson, Dec 29 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 

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