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.