Shai Hope is currently the most complete batsman in Windies’ line up. He has every cricketing shot under his belt and has the capability to play long innings against a quality side. He made his debut at the age of just 21 while he played only 14 first-class matches at that time. He was called to play the Test match against England in 2015. In the 2014-15 first class season, he scored 628 runs in nine matches and gained selectors attention. Hope entered the big-league players against India in the 2018 ODI series where he scored an outstanding century that helped Windies pull-off a tie at the very last ball of the match.read more
Talking about the decision to drop Hope, Cricket West Indies' chief selector Roger Harper said that he was not "at his best" in the longest format of the game for a while.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has struggled to even breach the 30-run mark in his four innings against England. His scores read 25, 7 16, 9 so far.
Despite being team's key batting mainstay in the ODIs, the 26-year-old from Barbados has scored just 1498 runs in 31 Tests at an average of 27.23. He has 3289 runs at 52.2 in 78 ODIs.
With his dismissal, Hope ended his 2019 ODI tally at 1345 runs (in 28 ODIs) which is the second-highest run tally by a West Indies batsman in a calendar year.
Shai Hope is currently third in the ODI run-getters' list this year with 1225 runs behind Virat Kohli (1292 runs) and Rohit Sharma (1268 runs).
Shimron Hetmyer ended with a record-scripting 139 runs while being ably assisted by another centurion, Shai Hope as the pair stitched an impressive 200-plus partnership to guide West Indies to an eight-wicket win in Chennai
Chasing a challenging 288 for a victory on a sluggish wicket, 22-year old Hetmyer took 106 balls for his sensational 139 which was studded with 11 fours and seven huge sixes.
Shai Hope shined for Windies in the final ODI in Lucknow as the side cruised to a five-wicket win over Afghanistan.
Wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope said it will be a sad day for world cricket when Chris Gayle finally calls time on his illustrious international career.
Windies were absolutely ruthless in their batting approach as they posted a monstrous 422 run target for the Black Caps and then defended it easily, securing a 91-run victory.
John Campbell and Shai Hope put on an opening stand of 196 runs as West Indies registered a landslide 196-run win over Ireland in the first ODI of the tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
England and West Indies will play five ODIs between February 20 and March 2.
Bravo and captain Jason Holder, 19 not out off 58 balls, navigated the last 19 overs safely to ensure West Indies won the day.
Cottrell, aided by fellow fast bowler Oshane Thomas (1-33), ripped through the top order with a barrage of short balls.
The West Indies collapsed around Hope, who carried the bat throughout the innings for his fourth ton to steer the side to 198/9.
Bangladesh made 255-7 and Hope single-handedly thwarted the hosts with a career-best ODI knock.