Shimron Hetmyer is a professional cricketer from Guyana who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He was born on 26 December 1996 in Cumberland, Guyana. He has been named in the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2019. Known as big hitter, the youngster has made a big hit at an early age.
Hetmyer has played for the U19 West Indies team in two World Cups. He made his debut in the side in 2014 and was the captain in the 2016 edition of the tournament. West Indies won the tournament in 2016 under Hetmyer beating India in the finals.
By then, he had made his debut for Guyana in the Regional Four Day Competition which is the premier First Class tournament in the Caribbean. He has made a lot of progress in the First Class competition. So far, he has scored over 750 runs in just 15 matches. He has one century to his name apart from three half-centuries.
Soon after the winning the U19 World Cup, Hetmyer was set to make his Test debut in 2017.
The Guyanese made his Test debut against Pakistan at The Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The match commenced on 21 April 2017. The hosts were put in to bat first. Mohammad Amir proved to be too fiery for the batsmen as they were bundled out for 286. Hetmyer managed to score 11 before Amir dismantled his stumps. He took 6/44 in the first innings.
After batting well in the first innings, Pakistan got a lead of 121. The Windies batting faltered once again as this time it was the leggie Yasir Shah who scalped six wickets. They could manage only 152. Hetmyer chipped in with 20 runs to his name. Pakistan chased down 36 comfortably with 7 wickets in hand.
He made his ODI debut against New Zealand at the new Cobham Oval in Whangarei on 20 December 2017. After being put in to bat, Windies scored 248/9 in their 50 overs led by Evin Lewis (76) and Rovman Powell (59). Hetmyer scored 29 runs off 42 balls in his first ODI innings. The Kiwis chased down the total with four overs to spare and 5 wickets in hand.
Hetmyer made his T20I debut also against New Zealand at the Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui on 1 January 2018. The Kiwis were 102/4 in just 9 overs as Colin Munro had gone berserk scoring 66 runs off 23 balls. However, no further play was possible due to rain and the match was abandoned.
Since 2014, he has been playing for Guyana in the Regional Four Day Competition.
In the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), he was picked up by the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He continues to play for the Warriors. In the 2018 edition, he became the youngest player to score a century in the CPL when he scored 100 off 49 balls against Jamaica Tallawahs.
He made his debut in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 edition of the tournament.