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 was born on 26 December 1996 at Cumberland in Guyana. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. However, he plays as a top-order batsman in his team.
Shimron Hetmyer - Along the Years
Started playing First Class Cricket
Selected in the 2014 U19 World Cup Squad
Became captain of the 2016 U19 World Cup squad
Became the youngest player to score a century in the Caribbean Premier League
Reached 1000 ODI runs
Awards and Accolades
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 the 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.
In the domestic cricket, Hetmyer plays for Guyana and he made his debut in First-Class cricket for the same team on 11 April 2014 in the Regional Four Day Tournament against Trinidad and Tobago. However, he scored only 4 runs in the match, including a duck which did not give him a very bright start to his professional career.
However, Shimron did not repeat this in his List A debut and scored a century against Trinidad and Tobago, while playing for West Indies U19 team on 16 January 2015 at Scarborough. In his T20 debut, he again scored a duck while playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League.
i 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 40 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 the 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 16.41 in 20 matches.
Shimron Hetmyer has played for various T20 franchises including the ones in the Caribbean Premier League. He has played for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2016 & 2017 season and his performance made him earn a contract in the national team. Also, he has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and will join Delhi Capitals in the 2020 edition of the League.
Shimron hetmyer was born to Gladstone Hetmyer and Ingrid Hetmyer, and his father used to work at Sugar estates. He has an elder brother named Seon Hetmyer and is the youngest child in the family. He has two elder sisters named Shonette Hetmyer and Shonelle Hetmyer.