Shimron Odilon Hetmyer is a West Indian cricketer who currently holds the record for being the youngest player to hit a century in the Caribbean Premier League. He scored a century at the age of 22 in the 2018 season against Jamaica Tallawahs. He is a hard-hitting batsman with a strike rate of above 100 in limited-overs cricket.
Shimron Hetmyer currently playing in the ILT20 2023 for Gulf Giants, his team Gulf Giants defeated MI Emirates, paving way for reigniting their rivalry with Desert Vipers in the finals. The International League T20’s final game will take place on Sunday, February 12.
Shimron Hetmyer has been awarded the Player of the match title on four occasions in One Day Internationals. Also, he was named as one of the five breakout stars in Men’s Cricket in 2018 by the International Cricket Council.
Shimron has been a remarkable player in Caribbean Cricket and is regarded as one of the most talented players in the team at present. He has a highly experienced career with him appearing in a lot of tournaments, both domestic and international.
Shimron Hetmyer made his ODI debut against New Zealand cricket team at Whangare on 20 December 2017. He scored 29 runs off 42 balls in the match and the Black Caps emerged victorious at the end of the match. However, he went on to be a consistent scorer for West Indies and became the fourth fastest West Indian to reach 1000 ODI runs in 29 innings. He has scored 5 centuries and 4 half-centuries in 47 innings so far.
The Test match debut for Hetmyer came on 21 April 2017 at Kingston against Pakistan where he scored 11 & 21 runs in the two innings of match. He is not so consistent in playing Test matches and has only 5 half-centuries so far, with his top score being 93.
Shimron Hetmyer played his first T20 International against New Zealand on 1 January 2018 at Mount Maunganui. However, the match ended in a no-result as West Indies team did not bat and the match was called off. In the T20 Internationals, Shimron has a poor average of 20.97 in 50 matches for West Indies.
Speaking in the show 0n Star Sports India, former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri lauded Hetmyer and stated that the West Indian could become a ‘360-degree’ player.
“He (Hetmyer) is a tremendously talented player. One of those players, if he works out his shot selection, he will get a lot more consistent. He can improvise, he can be a 360-degree player, and a 360-degree player with tremendous power at that,” Shastri said on the West Indian.