[WATCH] West Indies Cricket Celebrates Shai Hope’s 100th ODI As Desmond Haynes praises him as a “Great Achievement”

Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers have started confidently for West Indies against India in the second ODI of the three-match series at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the game.

The guests eye series win today as they are already 1-0 up after edging out the West Indies by three runs in the first ODI at the same venue on Friday. West Indies, on the other hand, look to take the series to the decider.

Although the Nicolas Pooran-led side put up a good fight against Shikhar Dhawan and company in the first ODI, they fell just short. Shai Hope will make his 100th appearance for the West Indies in the second ODI.

West Indies through a tweet posted, “A special day for the #MenInMaroon modern 50 overs titan @shaidhope as he celebrates his 100th One-day international Fellow countryman, Windies legend & current West Indies lead selector Desmond Haynes presents him with a special commemorative shirt #MaroonMagic

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Shai Hope in 99 ODIs has scored 4078 runs for the West Indies. He has 12 hundreds and 20 half-centuries to his name in the 50-over format.

He has played 22 ODIs against India and has scored 758 runs at an average of 44.50 with a couple of hundreds and a high score of 123 not out which came at Vishakapatnam in 2018 when he hit the last ball of the chase for a boundary to tie the game for the West Indies in a high scoring thriller.

West Indies Playing XI: Shai Hope (w), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh

India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (w), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

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