Cricket World Cup 2019 - Shai Hope

Shai Hope in action for West Indies
Shai Hope in action for West Indies. Photo credit: Photosport

Age: 25
Right-handed batsman
Born: November 10, 1993
ODI debut: November 16, 2016 (52 matches)
ODI batting: 2086 runs (49.66 average, six centuries, eight fifties, 170 top score)  
Social links: @shaidhope (Twitter), @shaidhope (Instagram)

Hope scored his maiden ODI century in just his second appearance against Zimbabwe, compiling 101 of a man-of-the-match performance in the tied contest. 

Scored centuries in both innings of a test against England in 2017 - the first was his maiden hundred - which was the time this had been achieved in first-class cricket at Headingley.

As part of the Cricket World Cup preparation, Hope combined with John Campbell to set a world-record opening partnership of 365 runs against Ireland.

In the next match of that tri-series, against Bangladesh, he became the fastest West Indian player to scored 2000 ODI runs, bringing them up in his 47th innings.