Akeal Hosein is as exciting a cricketer as they come. A mainstay of the West Indies national team, his left-arm spin has taken him to the top, with his fielding and power hitting keeping him there.

Combining intelligence with the ball, and power with the bat, Hosein forced his way into the national set-up in early 2021 and hasn’t looked back since. 

He has won the Caribbean Premier League with Trinbago Knight Riders, signed for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash and represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 IPL. 

A spinner by craft, one of Hosein’s greatest bowling weapons is his quicker ball that curves viciously in the air. You’re likely to see Hosein bowl early in an innings and trick many a batter with the ball that they expect to turn one way, before it curves even faster the other. A rising star of the sport, we can’t wait to see Akeal in red, white and blue. 

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