All You Need To Know About Shamar Springer

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Shamar Springer- West Indies Cricketer

An all-rounder from Barbados, Shamar Springer has played for the West Indies U-19 team as well as in the West Indies B team that took part in the Global T20 Challenge. Born in 1997, Shamar Springer made his List A debut when he was 17. Shamar Springer was part of the victorious West Indies U-19 World Cup side in 2016 and was one of the best batsmen in the tournament. As well as being a talented batsman, Springer bowls fast medium and is a very handy bowler.

Shamar Springer in the 2016 U-19 World Cup

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It was the 2016 U-19 World Cup that propelled Springer to fame. Springer scored the fifth most runs in the tournament, which the West Indies won, and he was their leading run scorer. He hit 285 runs at an average of 57. This included one hundred and two fifties. His innings of 62* against Bangladesh in the semi-finals was key, as he took the West Indies over the line to a three-wicket win. Springer’s hundred came against Fiji and only took 78 balls. So, we saw two very different sides to Shamar in the 2016 U-19 World Cup: a mature level-headed player who can hold his nerve to take his side over the line and a destructive, ruthless batsman. In addition to this, Shamar Springer picked up seven wickets with the ball.

Shamar Springer: Global T20 Challenge Canada

The West Indies Cricket Board sent out a team to play in the Global T20 Challenge Canada franchise tournament. Shamar was one of the West Indian players involved, playing for the West Indies B team. Shamar Springer had a mediocre tournament, scoring 133 runs in eight matches at an average of 26.60. To put these stats into context, the pinch-hitter Sunil Narine scored more runs than him. His bowling was decent but hardly used. So, overall it was a disappointing tournament for Springer.

Shamar Springer: Caribbean Premier League

Like many young West Indian players, Shamar has been playing in the Caribbean Premier League. Shamar is playing for the Barbados Tridents in the 2018 CPL and has the opportunity to play alongside some of the world’s greatest players. Steve Smith, Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill are just a few of the international stars in the Barbados Tridents’ 2018 CPL squad. Shamar Springer has played for the Barbados Tridents before, featuring for them in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament. Previously he had been mainly used a specialist middle-order batsman, but you can expect him to bowl more in the 2018 CPL.

 

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