This man will just love his new home.

Yorkshire have signed a man with a significant place in Headingley history.

In August 2017, Barbados-born batter Shai Hope became the first man ever to score two hundreds in the same first-class match played at Headingley.

That came in the second Test of the summer series between England and the West Indies, his middle order scores of 147 and 118 not out ensuring a memorable five-wicket win.

It was a thrilling Test, with the WIndies chasing down 322 on the last day.

To date, they are Hope’s only two Test centuries, though he has scored 14 in One-Day International cricket and nine in total in his first-class career.

He is a classy right-handed batter who can also keep wicket. His older brother Kyle has also played international cricket for the West Indies.

Shai made his Test Match debut against England on his home ground in Barbados in 2015 and followed that with ODI and T20 debuts in late 2016 and late 2017.

ODI cricket has clearly been Shai’s most successful format, with a best of 170, but he has a first-class best of 215 not out to his name as well.

Within three weeks of his Yorkshire debut – he has signed for the opening three Championship matches of 2023 – he captained the West Indies in a pair of ODIs on tour in South Africa.

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