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Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: S.P.
    Batting Style: Left Handed
  • DOB: 26th May 1988
    Bowling Style: Off break
  • TEAM:
  • West Indies, Kolkata Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, West Indians, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Comilla Victorians, Lahore Qalandars
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 7 2 40 8 22* 92 43.48 0 0 4 1 2 0
ODIs 65 45 12 363 11 36 441 82.31 0 0 36 12 14 0
T20is 46 18 7 145 13.18 30 113 128.32 0 0 13 5 5 0
First Class 13 18 6 213 17.75 40* 243 87.65 0 0 16 6 10 0
List A 83 55 15 451 11.28 36 529 85.26 0 0 43 13 17 0
T20s 235 98 34 812 12.69 54 579 140.24 0 1 70 47 45 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1650 60 851 21 40.52 3.09 78.57 6/91 0 2 0
ODIs 65 65 3540 35 2435 92 26.47 4.13 38.48 6/27 4 2 0
T20is 46 44 988 1 997 48 20.77 6.05 20.58 4/12 1 0 0
First Class 13 25 3023 121 1398 65 21.51 2.77 46.51 8/17 1 8 3
List A 83 83 4505 67 2867 132 21.72 3.82 34.13 6/9 5 5 0
T20s 235 230 5372 17 5273 282 18.7 5.89 19.05 5/19 10 1 0
PROFILE

When Chennai Super Kings’ fortress had finally been breached by Trinidad and Tobago during the 2011 Champions League Twenty20, it didn’t require much Cluedo-style sleuthing to pick out the culprit: Mr. Narine in the MA Chidambaram Stadium with the Cricket Ball. His 3 for 8 was indeed a special performance in a tournament where he finished with ten wickets and the second-best economy rate of 4.37. He earned a national call-up by the end of the year and a beefy IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 auctions, with the franchise shelling out $US700,000. His rise didn’t surprise followers back home; he had taken all ten wickets in a trial match at age 20 so a bright future was to be expected. Earlier in 2011, questions were asked about the legality of his bowling action during the Caribbean Twenty20 and he worked with bio-mechanical experts at the University of Western Australia in Perth to rectify it, emerging a more lethal bowler. He has baffled commentators and batsmen alike with his skill in subtle variations. His action may appear to be one that lets the batsman get a good look at the ball but his grip reveals very little about the delivery to be bowled. Narine gave further evidence of his effectiveness by bowling West Indies to their first win over Australia in over five years with figures of 4 for 27 in March 2012, ending the ODI series as the bowler with the joint most wickets, the best economy rate and best average.

  • Last Updated: 7th Mar 2016
  • Author: Nisha Shetty
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