India and West Indies will clash against each other in the second One-Day International match on Sunday (July 24). The WI vs IND 2nd ODI is scheduled to be played at Queen Park Oval Stadium in Trinidad.
West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer was seen in his national jersey during the India vs West Indies first ODI game even after not being part of the ODI squad.
According to sources, Hetmyer is supposed to undergo a fitness test scheduled by the Cricket West Indies (CWI) in the coming days and after clearing the same, he will make a return to the West Indies T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series against India at home. Hetmyer last played ODI cricket against Australia in July 2021.
“He is here doing a lot of work on his fitness and that is really nice to see, the effort that he has been putting in. He wants to play for the West Indies and trainers and coaches working with him, so expect to see him sooner than later.” West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said during a media session on last Thursday.
“I have full confidence that he will be putting on the maroon colours again. He has a fitness test to pass shortly, so he is preparing himself for that,” he added.
In a Q&A session posted on Rajasthan’s Twitter account, the West Indian opened up about the secret behind changing the colors of his hair.
“This actually came out from last year. My wife is the color genius behind the whole thing. Last year, when I was in Delhi, she was there as well and she was like why don’t you color your hair blue just to see what it looks like? You know, let’s see if you enjoy it.’ And I was like okay sure no problem.” He said
Continuing the story, Hetmyer added:
“And after that she was like ‘okay this year you’re in pink so let’s do pink’. Last year, she was saying that she was wondering what my hair would look like in pink. So, I guess I am here in pink.”
Meanwhile, During the Q&A session, Hetmyer named New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as his all-time favorite cricketer. Sharing his reasons for the same,
“Kane Williamson is someone that I look up to in terms of how he goes about his game and how he bats. He is basically someone simple. He at least seems like someone simple when he goes about how he makes runs and so on.
I really try as much as possible to instill some of that in my game. Keep my game as simple as possible and stay in my little bubble and go about making runs my way.” he said
Asked to name his top four current Test players, he picked Williamson, Mitchell Starc, Virat Kohli and Jason Holder.
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