Windies ODI captain Shai Hope signs to play three matches for Yorkshire County in 2023 LV= Insurance County Championship

By Sports Desk April 05, 2023
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West Indies ODI captain Shai Hope has signed to play for the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for the first three games of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2023 season.

The 29-year-old Barbadian’s signing will provide the team with well-needed experience said Yorkshire County Cricket Club Managing Director Darren Gough.

“He is a great signing,” said the former England fast bowler. “He brings so much experience – one thing we are lacking is just a little bit of experience so he just gives us that and comes into the squad for this first game.

“We felt we needed just the one experienced face in and we went for Shai. He has been playing well for the West Indies in one-day matches, he has got a record of playing Test cricket – he had his two hundreds at Headingley before for the West Indies.”

In 2017, Hope became the first player ever to score two centuries in the same first-class match at Headingly while playing the West Indies in a Test Match against England.

Hope, who 23 at the time scored of 147 and 118 not out as the West Indies pulled off a remarkable victory.

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