Shai Hope, West Indies batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Hope's consistency key for team in United Kingdom

Hope's quality means the West Indies should be relying on him for years to come and he will be looking to play a vital role for his team at cricket’s biggest event.

Garfield Robinson, May 03, 2019 17:27:56 IST

In addition to donning the wicketkeeper’s gloves in the limited overs formats, Shai Hope is a core member of the West Indies’ batting unit. He needs, however, to contribute more consistently in order to earn the trust of Caribbean cricket authorities and the fans.

Twin centuries at Headingley during the West Indies’ 2017 visit should have marked Hope’s elevation to the ranks of the game’s elite batsmen. It didn’t, however, and the Barbadian has since failed to live up to his enormous potential.

Shai Hope remained unbeaten on 123 as he helped West Indies finish on 321/7 to tie the second ODI. AP

Shai Hope remained unbeaten on 123 as he helped West Indies finish on 321/7 to tie the second ODI. AP

One only needs to witness him at the crease for a brief period to notice his obvious class. He cuts and pulls with aplomb and his driving through the offside is effortless and elegant.

Yet while the talent is obvious, Hope has a far way to go and much work to do before he is seen by Caribbean fans as a man to be trusted with an important job of work. He’ll be flowing freely at one moment, only to gift his wicket away the next. And while this, to some degree, could apply to all batsmen, it occurs too often and too needlessly for a batsman of his apparent class.

Nevertheless, the 25-year-old’s quality means the West Indies should be relying on him for years to come and he will be looking to play a vital role for his team at cricket’s biggest event.

For all the latest news, opinions and analysis from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, click here

Updated Date: May 16, 2019 13:45:26 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
See Full Table





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254