West Indies Spinner: Sunil Narine. All You Need To Know

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An off-spin bowler and left-handed batsman, Sunil Philip Narine, who we also know as Sunil Narine, was born on 26 May 1988. He is a West Indies international cricketer who made his ODI debut in late 2011.

Domestic Career

During the Regional Four Day Competition in February 2019, Sunil Narine made his debut in first-class cricket for Trinidad and Tobago where he bowled thirteen overs. He didn’t take any wickets, debut match being his defence. He restrained himself from playing another first-class match for an entire year.

Sunil Narine played his first Twenty20 on 20 January 2011 during the Caribbean Twenty20. However, the match didn’t continue due to unexpected changes in the weather. Sunil took five wickets at an average of 13.40 and T&T took the victory home. As a corollary of their win, T&T qualified for the Champions League Twenty20 which took place in late 2011. Sunil Narine’s name was on the list of top three bowlers taking ten and more wickets.

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On October 20, 2011, Sunil made his List A debut in the Regional Super50. He claimed the numbers 1/35, targeting Miles Bascombe, the opening batsman. He was the leading wicket-taker and T&T grabbed another crown of victory. Not only that, but he also owns the label of all-time leading wicket-taker in Champions League T20 history with 39 scalps.

Sunil Narine found his name among the ten marquee players in May 2018 for the World T20 Canada cricket tournament. He received his second MVP award in the 2018 Indian Premier League, six years after his debut season. Following the 2018-19 BPL draft, Narine played for the Dhaka Dynamites in late 2018. He appeared for his 100th match in the Indian Premier League in March 2019.

The Montreal Tigers franchise team listed him to appear in the Global T20 Canada tournament in 2019. A year later, he started playing in the Carrabian Premier League for the Trinbago Knight Riders. In early 2021, Sunil Narine played his 100th List A match in the Super50 Cup (2020-21).

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International Career

He became part of the West Indies squad in November and December 2011 during their tour to India. On 6 December, he played his ODI debut where he marked his country’s victory taking the stumps of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin. Sunil played in the last two matches and took another wicket, however, India won both the matches.

In February 2012, T&T played six matches in the Regional Four Day Competition, three out of which Narine appeared. He finished as his team’s leading and seventh overall wicket-taker, marking 31 wickets with an average of 9.61. A month later, Australia began their tour in the West Indies with five ODIs. Kemar Roach, West Indies fast bowler along with Sunil Narine finished the mark of eleven wickets taking the title of joined leading wicket-takers. The series came to a draw by 2-2.

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He joined the West Indies team for the third and final Test in June 2012 against England after the IPL concluded. He appeared only for six first-class matches and took 34 wickets with an average of 11.88. On 10 June 2012, he made his Test debut in place of Shane Shillingford.

On 16 July 2012, Sunil delivered an impeccable performance of five wickets for 28 runs contributing to a tranquil win by West Indies against New Zealand. They won the series by 4-1 at Basseterre, St. Kitts. He received the man of the match in his second Test. Sunil took his maiden five-wicket haul and picked eight wickets. Narine was omitted from the initial two tests vs New Zealand.

Darshan
Darshanhttp://cricketscaffe.com/
There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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