Born in Barbados, right-handed batsman Shai Hope, played only 14 first-class matches when he was called up to make his Test Debut in 2015. In his first 11 innings in Test Cricket he managed just one 50+ score. But his career changed in 2017 when he managed to get two consecutive hundreds in the same game in a Test against England, helping the Windies chase down 321 runs in the final innings . It was the first ever win for the Windies against England in 17 years.
Shai Hope’s ODI average of 50.1 in over 50 ODIs matches up to the best in the game. Since 2018, the 25-year-old was the third leading run getter in ODIs, behind only Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He went into the Cricket World Cup 2019 ranked fifth in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.
In CPL 2018, Shai Hope played all ten games for Barbados Tridents. His tally of 288 runs was the most for any player from Barbados Tridents. He was amongst four players including, Jason Holder, Wahab Riaz and Ashley Nurse to be retained by the Tridents.