SOUTHAMPTON, England – West Indies middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer spoke to CWI Media as he prepares for the ICC Cricket World Cup. The 22-year-old made an impressive start to his international career and will be playing in the marquee event for the first time. The ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
The left-hander has so far played 25 ODIs and has scored 899 runs (average 40.86) with an impressive strike rate of 110. He has four centuries all within the space of a year – 127 against United Arab Emirates in Harare; 125 against Bangladesh in Guyana; 106 against India in Guwahati; and a match-winning 104 not out against England in Barbados.
West Indies are presently in Southampton as part of their preparations for the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Their first match is on Friday, May 31 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. First ball is 10:30am (5:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/4:30am Jamaica Time).
Audio for download from this media interaction: https://we.tl/t-QtY9JqxbWn
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Coverage will be LIVE on ESPN and ESPN2 in the Caribbean. ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service – will stream all the matches.
Jason Holder (Captain)
Chris Gayle (Vice Captain)
(First ball is 5:30am Eastern Caribbean/4:30am Jamaica; unless otherwise stated)
May 31: vs Pakistan – Nottingham
Jun 6: vs Australia – Nottingham
Jun 10: vs South Africa – Southampton
Jun 14: vs England – Southampton
Jun 17: vs Bangladesh – Taunton
Jun 22: vs New Zealand – Manchester (8:30am EC Time/7:30am Jamaica)
Jun 27: vs India – Manchester
Jul 1: vs Sri Lanka – Chester-le-Street
Jul 4: vs Afghanistan – Leeds
Jul 9: 1st vs 4th – Manchester
Jul 10: Reserve Day
Jul 11: 2nd vs 3rd – Birmingham
Jul 12: Reserve Day
Jul 14: Semi-final Winner 1 vs Semi-final Winner 2 – Lord’s
Jul 15: Reserve Day