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Shai Hope: the ODI giant of West Indies
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Shai Hope: the ODI giant of West Indies

After suffering because of inconsistency of many players, West Indies seem to unearth a special batting talent in the form of Shai Hope. While his Test and T20I record requires some fine tuning, it is hardly an argument when it comes to ODIs.

In the 76 ODI innings, the wicket-keeper batsman has mustered over 3000 runs at 51.9. Showing his consistency, he scored 16 half-centuries and 7 tons at a strike-rate of 74.22. Particularly, Hope has blossomed as the opener of the side.

The run machine has opened on 21 instances for the maroon jersey where he was able to score 1521 runs. All of his 7 centuries came while batting at the top of the order as he is averaging close to 90 there. Because of the immaculate consistency of the 26-year old player, West Indies has been able to record many elite outings in the 50-over cricket.

Moreover, his calmness provides the ideal platform for the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard to play fearless cricket and provide the necessary fireworks from the other end.