Shimron Hetmyer

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Guyanese international cricket player Shimron Odilon Hetmyer is now a member of the multi-national West Indies cricket team. He bowls right-arm leg-breaks and bats left-handed, aggressively and hard. Hetmyer grew up in a Berbice area where cricket was a popular sport. His older brother Seon, a former county cricket player, helped him build an impressive batting technique. His breathtaking hundreds at the club and county levels won him a lot of recognition, and he eventually reached the international arena. He joined the West Indies team that participated in the 2014 “Cricket World Cup” for under-19 players. Hetmyer led the West Indies squad at the 2016 Under-19 “World Cup.” In addition to representing the West Indies cricket team, he plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with “Royal Challengers Bangalore” and “Guyana Amazon Warriors,” respectively. He was included in the 2018 list of “five breakout stars in men’s cricket” by “The International Cricket Council” (ICC).

Early Life & Childhood

Gladstone and Ingrid Hetmyer welcomed Shimron Odilon Hetmyer into the world on December 26, 1996, in Cumberland, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana. Before retiring, his father worked on sugar estates.

Of his four siblings, he is the youngest. Seon Hetmyer, his older brother, continued in his father’s footsteps after playing senior inter-county cricket. Hetmyer is also the older of two sisters, Shonette and Shonelle.

He began going to his older brother Seon’s cricket matches at the “Young Warriors Club” ground every weekend when he was six years old. His hitting prowess was immediately apparent, making him an instant hit with the audience. Among the select few siblings who have scored hundreds at the U-19 level are him and his brother.

Rose Hall Estate Primary School in Rose Hall, Guyana was his place of enrollment. He began playing school cricket when he was nine years old. He then transferred to “Berbice High School” in New Amsterdam, where, before leaving the school, he was elected captain in the tenth grade.

Career of Shimron Hetmyer

He became a member of the “Young Warriors Cricket Club” in 2007 and dedicated time to mastering the nuances of the game. He put in a lot of practice with his coaches, who saw his undeveloped skill.
His perseverance paid off in 2009 when he was added to the Berbice Under-15 squad. Because of his innate potential, he was selected for the Guyana Under-15 team despite his subpar performance.

He was the only player in Berbice County’s Under-19 inter-zone competition to score a century at the age of 13. In addition, he is renowned for being among the youngest players to play for an Under-19 squad.
He played limited-overs cricket for both the Guyana U-15 and Berbice U-17 teams in the 2011–12 season. Both onlookers and selectors examined his performances closely.

In the 2012-13 season, he played for the Guyana U-17 team, keeping wickets at times. He became the tournament’s lone century in July 2013 when playing against Trinidad & Tobago in the “Regional Under-17” competition, he hit 105 runs off of just 65 balls.

From 2012 to 2014, he was also a member of the Guyana U-19 squad. He amassed 116 runs in the 50-over tournament format versus Windwards Under-19s in the 2012 “Regional Under-19” competition.
He played in several Under-19 ODI matches in Guyana in October 2013 for the West Indies Under-19 side against the Bangladesh Under-19 team. In at least one of these games, despite being a batsman, he also maintained wickets.

His early international career did not start properly. At the 2014 Under-19 “World Cup,” he was substituted out of three of the five games without netting a goal.

Shimron was selected by the “Guyana Jaguars” in the 2015–16 West Indies Cricket Board “Professional Cricket League” season. At a striking rate of 38.15, he scored four half-centuries in the “Regional Four Day Competition.” With 496 runs in the same competition, he moved up to the second spot in Guyana’s run-scoring.

On April 11, 2014, he played on his first-class debut for Guyana at Providence against Trinidad & Tobago, scoring 0 and 4 runs in two innings, respectively.

His squad won the 2016 Under-19 “Cricket World Cup” in Bangladesh when he served as captain.
He was drafted by the “CPL” squad, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, just after the 2016 U-19 “World Cup.” He had a rough beginning to the first two seasons, but in the match against the Jamaica Tallawahs, he finally showed his mettle by becoming the youngest centurion in the history of the “CPL.”
He was picked for the West Indies Test squad, and on April 21, 2017, he played his first Test match against Pakistan.

He played his first one-day international (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand on December 20, 2017. Hetmyer made an incredible start to his ODI career, amassing four hundred and two half-centuries.

In the 2018 “Cricket World Cup Qualifier,” he scored a career-high 127 runs and made his maiden century on March 6, 2018, while representing the West Indies team against the United Arab Emirates.
Owing to his exhilarating exploits and stellar resume, Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for an incredible $596,000 in December 2018 during the “IPL” player auction. Sadly, he scored just 90 runs at a strike rate of 123.28 in the five games he participated in during his first “IPL” season.
He has participated in 24 One-Day Internationals as of April 2019, amassing 899 runs at an average of 40.86 and a remarkable strike rate of 110.

He has participated in 13 Test matches with a total of 25 innings, scoring 754 runs with a strike rate of 75.7 and an average of 30.16 as of April 2019.

Honors & Accomplishments

The “Berbice Chamber of Commerce” presented him with the “Sports Ambassador” award in September 2011.
The “International Cricket Council” named him one of the “five breakout stars in men’s cricket” in 2018.

In the domestic and international T20 formats, he had amazing strike rates of 134.92 and 118.47, respectively.

He was the talk of the town thanks to his centuries at the club and county levels. At the age of 21, he holds the distinction of becoming the youngest centurion in the CPL.
One of his career highlights was his 206 runs in three innings in Bangladesh in the middle of 2018, which included a game-winning 125 off 93 balls.

He achieved the three-figure mark in just 82 balls, making it the fastest century by a West Indian player against England in February 2019.

Personal & Family Life

He is romantically involved with Nirvana Umrao. A glimpse into the couple’s private lives can be found on their individual social media pages.

He has been hailed as a bright talent and a future cricket icon by numerous cricket players and cricket-related media sources. Shimron has a bright future ahead of it given that it has already accomplished several significant milestones at an early age.

Random Facts of Shimron Hetmyer

He has played cricket and soccer for “Berbice High School,” his school.

Brian Lara and his older brother Seon Hetmyer are idols to him.

The net worth of Shimron Hetmyer

The estimated net worth of Shimron Hetmyer is about $20 million.