West Indies lost yet another ODI series at their home, this time, to India. They also had lost the series to Bangladesh and Ireland prior to this series. The 50 over format is something where they need to do a lot of work to start winning the games. But. If there is one format which they would like to play day in and day out. It would have to be the shortest format in T20Is. They will be hoping to win the T20I series and the likely return of this superstar southpaw will give them massive confidence going into this series.
Shimron Hetmyer has been constantly overlooked by the West Indies cricket board when it comes to ODIs and T20Is. The reason why they are not picking him is his fitness. Even though, they are in a poor situation with respect to their ODI setup, they are not ready to be flexible with Shimron Hetmyer’s fitness. It is a known fact that Shimron Hetmyer is easily the best finisher going around in T20s. His numbers at the IPL has been staggering to say the least.
He has aced the most difficult role in finisher in T20s. With the absence of Kieron Pollard, West Indies need the firepower at the lower middle order and they have exactly got what they need as it has been reported that the power hitting southpaw has passed the fitness test and is likely to be named in the T20I squad that is set to play a 5 match series against India right after the ODI series.
Shimron Hetmyer’s stocks have risen through the ranks after his terrific show at the IPL for 2 consecutive years. He was one of the main reasons why Rajasthan Royals made it to the finals in this edition of IPL. He has extraordinary numbers in the 14 to 20 over stage. His numbers read 34/173 in the last 2 years in T20s between overs 14 to 20. He can form a destructive pair along with Rovman Powell and Indian bowlers will have their task cut out restricting these two batsmen at the back end of the innings.
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