- D.O.B.: 17/01/2001
- Player Type: Batsman
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Saint Lucian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Recent teams: St Lucia Zouks (Caribbean Premier League), Winward Islands (WICB Regional), West Indies U19
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to August
*****In Conjunction with Thrive Sports International*****
Kimani Melius is a real bright young spark amongst the new breed of West Indian talent. A bullish opening Batsman, this hard-hitting Right-hander has been described as competitive, calm, jovial, high standards, ambitious, aggressive/positive/dominating & hard-working, all words used to describe this young leader of men by his team mates and coaches alike but realistically summed up in one, Leader.
Having been a regular feature at age-group level for his native Winward Islands, Kimani was first selected to represent the West Indies at U19 level as a 16 year old when selected for the ICC Under 19 World Cup Squad to venture to New Zealand in 2018. He would return for a second World Cup campaign in 2020 in South Africa but would head to the tournament as Captain, a great honour but no real surprise to those in the know. He finished the tournament as the sides leading run scorer. He had already been selected for the Marlon Samuels-led West Indies B side in 2018, scoring 46 (48) against Canada on List A debut.
Whilst his selection was evidence of the talent he possesses, Kimani wishes to establish himself as a regular in all three formats. He made his first-class debut for the Windward Islands in the 2018–19 Regional Four Day Competition in February 2019 and in the October, he was named as the vice-captain of the West Indies Emerging Team for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament. In July 2020, he was named in the St Lucia Zouks squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League, making his debut in August.
He joined Westhoughton CC in 2021, scoring 1062 runs @ 46.17 in an excellent first up season in the UK. He returned for a shorter stint in 2022 with Bradshaw CC following a late finish to the WI domestic season. He was again a solid performer, scoring 444 runs @ 37.00 in the GMCL Prem 2.
Seeking continuous improvement, Kimani will be a great pick up for any UK club seeking a hard-hitting, explosive top order Batsman that will relish the chance to back in tough UK conditions this summer.
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