Guyana Chronicle – LONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope has described the honour of being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year as “humbling”, and has praised the “phenomenal” effort which saw the Caribbean side stun England in the second Test at Leeds last August.

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  • LONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope has described the honour of being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year as “humbling”, and has praised the “phenomenal” effort which saw the Caribbean side stun England in the second Test at Leeds last August.
  • Hope was selected on the basis of his outstanding performance in the Leeds Test when he became the first batsman in 127 years of first class cricket at Headingley to score a century in both innings.
  • Hope said the victory meant more than his personal achievement especially following the Caribbean side’s crushing defeat in the first Test at Birmingham when they went down by an innings and 209 runs inside three days.
  • “Truly, the win was more satisfying than the two hundreds because after the thrashing in the first game by the English guys at Edgbaston, the way we played in the second game was phenomenal,” Hope said.
  • “I guess there was no better time to score my first and second hundreds in Test cricket and I really did enjoy being the guy that pulled us out the woods.


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