Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

West Indian power-hitting center order batter Shimron Hetmyer has been appointed because the skipper of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He takes over the reins from West Indian white-ball skipper Nicholas Pooran, who departed for the Trinbago Knight Riders following the CPL draft in July.

Hetmyer has been a part of the Amazon Warriors setup since 2016 and was on the periphery earlier than changing into an everyday starter for the Guyana-based franchise in 2018. He has featured for the facet in 47 matches, racking up 1149 runs at a wholesome strike fee of 131.76. His exploits with the bat embrace an impressive ton and eight half centuries.

Though the explosive batter has seen a dip within the type of late, the Chairman of the Amazon Warriors franchise, Bobby Ramroop, was delighted to nominate him the captain of the facet as he turns into the primary Guyanese to guide the facet because the inaugural 2013 season, the place Ramnaresh Sarwan led the facet to the ultimate of the competitors.

“We’re happy to nominate our first Guyanese captain because the 2013 season. Hetmyer has been the primary a part of our setup over time, and we imagine the time is true to have him lead the workforce,” Bobby Ramroop stated in an official assertion.

‘I can’t look forward to the CPL to start’ –  Shimron Hetmyer on his appointment

In the meantime, Hetmyer was as a consequence of be a part of the Windies workforce for the continuing collection towards the Blackcaps however withdrew his title from the squad, sighting private causes. However the Guyanese expressed his delight at being appointed the captain of the workforce and said that he can not look forward to the brand new CPL season to begin, stating, “I’m excited to guide this group of males. I can’t look forward to the CPL to start.”

Notably, his appointment comes only a day after he was introduced as the latest signing of the UAE-based T20 League facet Gulf Giants. Shimron Hetmyer joined the likes of Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Ollie Pope, and Qais Ahmed, amongst others in a star-studded line-up.

Guyana Amazon Warriors squad: Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Tabraiz Shamsi, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Colin Ingram, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Paul Stirling, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Jermaine Blackwood, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton, Matthew Nandu, Junior Sinclair.