|Full Name||Shai Diego Hope|
|Profession||Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 16 November 2016 against Sri Lanka at Harare
Test- 1 May 2015 against England at Bridgetown
T20- 29 December 2017 against New Zealand at Nelson
|Jersey Number||#4 (West Indies)
|Domestic/State Team(s)||Barbados, Barbados Tridents|
|Coach/Mentor||Alan Wells, Barry Forde, Graeme West
|Favourite Shot||Cover Drive|
|Records (main ones)||In 2017, he became the first man to hit a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley, against England.|
|Awards, Achievements||2018- Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Cricket West Indies' Award in 3 categories: Men's Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year
|Career Turning Point||In 2015, when he scored a double-hundred for Barbados against the Windward Islands, which caught the selectors' attention and was included in West Indies' Test squad against England.
|Date of Birth||10 November 1993|
|Age (as in 2018)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Saint Michael, Barbados|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|Hometown||Saint Michael, Barbados|
|School||• Queen's College, Barbados Espncricinfo
• Bede's School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England Telegraph
|Educational Qualification||High School Graduate|
|Address||He resides in Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball & Football, Modelling, Travelling
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Ian Hope
Mother- Quinta Hope
|Siblings||Brother- Kyle Hope (Elder, Cricketer)
|Favourite Athelte(s)||Cricketer- Virat Kohli
Footballer- Lionel Messi
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shai Hope
- Does Shai Hope smoke: Not Known
- Does Shai Hope drink alcohol: Yes
- Shai belongs to a sports-loving family; as his father was a club cricketer, while his mother used to play netball and cricket.
- At the age of 17, he earned a life-changing opportunity when a scouting of St. Bede’s School of Sussex, rewarded him a 2-year scholarship programme to mould his cricketing skills.
- When he joined the Bede’s 1st XI cricket team, he was straightaway given the captaincy of the team by his team coach, Alan Wells.
- His maiden ODI ton came in 2016; just in his second match, which was against Zimbabwe. Windies was chasing 257 where he scored 102. The match, however, resulted in a tie. He was awarded Man of the Match for his performance.
- The Leeds Test against England in 2017 made him a star overnight after he made 147 runs in the first innings, and an unbeaten 118 in the second innings to earn West Indies a historic win by 5 wickets.
- His first name is pronounced “Shey” or “Shaye” and not “Shy.”
- Veteran West Indian cricket writer and commentator Tony Cozier has described him as “A stylish number 3 batsman.”
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