Keemo Paul is an international cricketer who plays for the national team of West Indies. Hailing from Guyana, the cricketer made his international debut in 2018. The following year, he was named T20 Player of the Year by Cricket West Indies.
Cricket experts worldwide hail the 25-year-old Keemo Paul as someone with immense potential. Let’s look at some of the essential statistics of this rising cricket star.
The promising cricketer made his List A debut in the Regional Super50 tournament in 2015. In December of the same year, Keemo Paul was selected to join the West Indies U-19 cricket team. The team was supposed to participate in the U-19 cricket World Cup the following year. Keemo Paul’s name got entwined with controversy during the under-19 tournament.
What had happened exactly? Well, Paul had mankaded a batsman from Zimbabwe in the final over of the group match between West Indies and Zimbabwe. Not only did West Indies win the match, but they finished second in their respective group. Furthermore, they went on to qualify for the quarter finals and even ended up winning the tournament.
How did Keemo Paul perform in the U-19 world cup? The Guyanese cricketer took 7 wickets throughout the tournament. Notably, he took 2 wickets against India in the final match. Moreover, Paul averaged around 40 runs with the bat for his team.
Keemo Paul made his first-class cricket debut for Guyana in the Regional Four Day Competition on March 18, 2017. In August the same year, he made he played for a Twenty20 cricket tournament for the first time. He played for Guyana Amazon warriors and went on to score his first century in first-class cricket against Jamaica.
The following year, Cricket West Indies recognised his talents and named him the Emerging Cricketer of the Year at their annual awards function. Keemo Paul went to receive a development contract from Cricket West Indies, specifically for the 2018-2019 season.
Paul has had his tryst with the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. Delhi Capitals bought the young cricketer in the player auction for the 2019 edition of IPL.
He also participated in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. He was a valuable addition to the team called Montreal Tigers.
The selectors found in Keemo Paul an ideal replacement for an injured Sheldon Cottrell for the qualifier matches of the 2018 Cricket World Cup. It was in March 15, 2018 that Keemo Paul donned national colours and made his ODI debut against Afghanistan.
Paul made his T20 debut in April 2018 against Pakistan. In July the same year, the cricketer made his Test debut against Bangladesh. It was in December 2018 that Keemo Paul took 5 wickets in the final T20 match against Bangladesh.
Keemo Paul was named as a reserve player for the West Indies team for 2019 ICC World Cup.
The last T20 match that he played was for Amazon in Trinbago vs Amazon in Providence on September 16, 2023.
Keemo Paul is a promising young cricketer who hails from Guyana. While he plays for West Indies in international cricket, his achievements in domestic and regional cricket are hailed by experts. Paul, who made his international debut in 2018, has a long way to go. Cricket fans and commentators across the world are eagerly tracking his career.
When was Keemo Paul born?
He was born on 21st February, 1998.
Who is Keemo Paul’s father?
His father’s name is David Paul.