Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Odilon Hetmyer (born 26 December 1996) is a Guyanese cricketer who plays as a top order batsman for the West Indies cricket team.[1] Hetmyer captained the Windies to win the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[2][3] During 2018 the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Hetmyer as one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket.[4] He is also the current captain of CPL side Guyana Amazon Warriors.[5]

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer.jpg
Hetmyer during the Cricket World Cup 2019
Personal information
Full name
Shimron Odilon Hetmyer
Born (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 26)
Cumberland, Guyana
BowlingRight-arm off-spin
RoleTop-order batter
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 310)21 April 2017 v Pakistan
Last Test27 November 2019 v Afghanistan
ODI debut (cap 183)20 December 2017 v New Zealand
Last ODI26 July 2021 v Australia
ODI shirt no.2
T20I debut (cap 69)1 January 2018 v New Zealand
Last T20I14 August 2022 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.2
Domestic team information
2016–presentGuyana Amazon Warriors
2019Royal Challengers Bangalore
2020–2021Delhi Capitals
2022-presentRajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 16 47 50 41
Runs scored 838 1,447 797 2,163
Batting average 27.93 35.29 20.97 30.46
100s/50s 0/5 5/4 0/4 1/12
Top score 93 139 81* 107
Catches/stumpings 7/– 19/– 18/– 32/–
Source: Cricinfo, 12 September 2022

Domestic and T20 franchise careerEdit

He made his Twenty20 (T20) debut in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, and was retained for the 2017 edition.[6] In August 2018, he became the youngest batsman to score a century in the CPL, when he made 100 runs for Guyana Amazon Warriors against the Jamaica Tallawahs.[7]

In October 2018, Cricket West Indies (CWI) awarded him a red-ball contract for the 2018–19 season.[8][9]

In December 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[10][11] In March 2019, he was named as one of eight players to watch by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League tournament.[12] He was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[13] In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.[14]

In July 2020, he was named in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[15][16]

In May 2021, in the mini-player replacement draft for the remainder of the postponed 2021 Pakistan Super League, Hetmyer was signed by the Multan Sultans as a replacement for Mahmudullah.[17]

In the 2022 IPL Auction, Hetmyer was bought by the Rajasthan Royals.[18]

International careerEdit

He represented the West Indies at Under-19 level, captaining the team to prevail in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh, by defeating India in the tournament's final. Hetmyer scored two half centuries for the Windies during the World Cup.[19][2][3]

In April 2017, he was named in the West Indies Test squad for their series against Pakistan.[20] He made his Test debut for the West Indies against Pakistan on 21 April 2017.[21]

In December 2017, he was added to the West Indies' One Day International (ODI) squad ahead of their series against New Zealand.[22] He made his ODI debut for the West Indies against New Zealand on 20 December 2017.[23] He was also added to the West Indies' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand.[24] He made his T20I debut for the West Indies against New Zealand on 1 January 2018.[25]

On 6 March 2018, in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, he scored his first ODI century,[26] batting against the United Arab Emirates at the Old Hararians ground in Harare.[27][28] The West Indies won the game by 60 runs and Hetmyer was named the man of the match.[29]

In February 2019, Hetmyer scored the fastest century by a West Indies batsman against England in an ODI match, doing so from 82 balls.[30]

In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[31][32] The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut.[33] On 17 June 2019, in the match against Bangladesh, Hetmyer scored his 1,000th run in ODIs.[34]

In September 2021, Hetmyer was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[35]

Hetmyer was dropped from the West Indies' squad for the tour of Australia and the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup after missing his "rescheduled" flight to Australia.[36]

Personal lifeEdit

On 8 May 2022, he announced the birth of his first child with wife Nirvani. He has a child who was born in 2022 during the IPL. He played cricket from a tender age and has a lot of friends from childhood that would love to see him he better and represent WI and Guyana more often. [37][38]


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  2. ^ a b "ICC U19 CWC: Shimron Hetmyer reminisces 2016 World Cup triumph". International Cricket Council. 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "West Indies U-19 win World Cup". Nation News. 14 February 2016.
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  13. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  14. ^ "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Multan Sultans sign Shimron Hetmyer in PSL mini replacement draft". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  18. ^ Muthu, Deivarayan; Somani, Saurabh. "Live blog: The IPL 2022 auction". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2015/16 - West Indies Under-19s | Batting and bowling averages | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Kieran Powell recalled to West Indies Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Pakistan tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Apr 21-25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  22. ^ "Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  23. ^ "1st ODI, West Indies tour of New Zealand at Whangarei, Dec 20 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  24. ^ "T20 specialist Kieron Pollard withdrawn from West Indies squad to face Black Caps". Stuff. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  25. ^ "2nd T20I (N), West Indies tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Jan 1 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Hetmyer hits maiden ODI hundred". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Gayle's six-laden 123 razes UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Gayle, Hetmyer slam centuries as Windies overpower UAE". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  29. ^ "6th Match, Group A, ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare, Mar 6 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  30. ^ "Hetmyer smashes unbeaten century to set England victory target of 290". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Andre Russell in West Indies World Cup squad, Kieron Pollard misses out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  32. ^ "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  33. ^ "Cricket World Cup 2019: Debutant watch". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  34. ^ "World Cup 2019: Hetmyer smashes joint-fastest fifty, crosses 1000 ODI runs". SportStar. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  35. ^ "T20 World Cup: Ravi Rampaul back in West Indies squad; Sunil Narine left out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  36. ^ "Hetmyer dropped from West Indies World Cup squad over missed flight". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  37. ^ "Shimron Hetmyer leaves IPL 2022 for the birth of his child". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  38. ^ "Shimron Hetmyer relishing fatherhood". 1 January 2023.

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