|Shimron Hetmyer Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1996|
Shimron Hetmyer is a Guyanese professional cricketer who has represented the West Indies in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a top-order batsman. Before breaking into the senior national team in all 3 formats in the same year (2017), he had participated in the 2014 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup where the West Indies had finished in a creditable 6th position. In December 2015, he was named the captain of the West Indies squad for the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. He had captained the team to their first-ever title in the tournament. He had made a vital contribution with the bat as well, scoring 158 runs in 6 games including critical fifties in the quarter-final and the semi-final matches. In the Caribbean domestic circuit, he has played for his home country of Guyana (2014–Present) across all 3 formats. A destructive top-order batsman, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, turning out for Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019) and Delhi Capitals (2020-Present) in the IPL (Indian Premier League); and Guyana Amazon Warriors (2016–Present) in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League).
Shimron Odilon Hetmyer
Cumberland, Berbice, Guyana
- Father – Gladstone Hetmyer (Former Worker in a Sugar Estate)
- Mother – Ingrid Hetmyer
- Siblings – Seon Hetmyer (Older Brother), Shonette Hetmyer (Older Sister), Shonelle Hetmyer (Older Sister)
Right-Arm Off Break
Top Order Batsman
- 2 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
- 189 – Guyana Amazon Warriors (CPL), Delhi Capitals (IPL)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shimron has dated –
- Nirvani Umrao (2019-Present) – Shimron got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Nirvani Umrao in December 2019 and the couple tied the knot in March 2020. In May 2022, he welcomed his first child.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Afro-Guyanese descent.
He often tends to dye his hair blonde.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a trimmed goatee
- Wears ear studs
Shimron Hetmyer Facts
- Before he led the West Indies to the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup title, Shimron had played just 5 domestic games for Guyana in the Caribbean domestic circuit.
- In his List A (50 overs) debut match, he had scored a century against Trinidad and Tobago, in January 2015. His T20 debut match was the exact opposite experience for him as he was dismissed for a duck (a score of 0) while playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2016 season of the Caribbean Premier League.
- In August 2018, he had become the youngest batsman to score a century in the CPL when he had made 100 runs for Guyana Amazon Warriors against the Jamaica Tallawahs.
- In October 2018, he had scored a hundred off just 74 balls in an ODI match against India. As of May 2021, this was the 10th-fastest ODI century scored by a West Indies batsman.
- In June 2019, in a match against Bangladesh, he had reached the milestone of 1,000 ODI runs for the West Indies senior national team. The performance had made him the fourth-fastest West Indian batsman to reach the milestone of 1,000 ODI runs. He had achieved the feat in just 29 innings.
- In May 2022, for the birth of his first child, he left the bio-bubble of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the middle of the season and traveled back to Guyana.
Featured Image by Shimron Hetmyer / Instagram