Sunil Narine      

Full name Sunil Philip Narine

Born May 26, 1988, Trinidad

Current age 25 years 327 days

Major teams West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies Under-19s

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Sunil Philip Narine
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 7 2 40 22* 8.00 92 43.47 0 0 4 1 2 0
ODIs 49 32 6 272 36 10.46 346 78.61 0 0 25 9 11 0
T20Is 29 11 6 63 28 12.60 49 128.57 0 0 5 2 0 0
First-class 13 18 6 213 40* 17.75 0 0 10 0
List A 61 37 9 322 36 11.50 0 0 13 0
Twenty20 113 37 16 205 28 9.76 160 128.12 0 0 13 11 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1650 851 21 6/91 8/223 40.52 3.09 78.5 0 2 0
ODIs 49 49 2662 1861 69 5/27 5/27 26.97 4.19 38.5 4 1 0
T20Is 29 29 658 628 36 4/12 4/12 17.44 5.72 18.2 1 0 0
First-class 13 25 3023 1398 65 8/17 13/39 21.50 2.77 46.5 1 8 3
List A 61 61 3369 2190 96 6/48 6/48 22.81 3.90 35.0 5 3 0
Twenty20 113 111 2575 2316 149 5/19 5/19 15.54 5.39 17.2 7 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 7-11, 2012 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton, Dec 19-22, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Dec 5, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet, Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka, Apr 3, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at St Augustine, Feb 13-16, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton, Dec 19-22, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Combined Campuses and Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago at Georgetown, Oct 20, 2011 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 19, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai T20 v Kolkata T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/20 Kolkata T20 v Mumbai T20 Abu Dhabi 16 Apr 2014 T20
0/20 West Indies v Sri Lanka Dhaka 3 Apr 2014 T20I # 398
3/16 West Indies v Pakistan Dhaka 1 Apr 2014 T20I # 397
2/19 West Indies v Australia Dhaka 28 Mar 2014 T20I # 388
1/17 West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 Mar 2014 T20I # 385
7*, 0/20 West Indies v India Dhaka 23 Mar 2014 T20I # 382
4/24 West Indies v Sri Lanka Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/12 West Indies v England Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
1/34, 0* West Indies v England Bridgetown 13 Mar 2014 T20I # 364
1/8 West Indies v England Bridgetown 9 Mar 2014 T20I # 361
Profile

Sunil Narine, an offspinner, caught the selectors' attention by taking all ten wickets in a trial match and received a call up to the Trinidad and Tobago squad in January 2009. A former West Indies Under-19 player, Narine made his first-class debut against Leeward Islands but took no wickets in his 13 overs. He had not represented Trinidad and Tobago in any form of limited-overs cricket but was included in the squad for the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 in India in 2009. However, there were doubts raised over his action during the Caribbean T20 in 2011, and he worked with bio-mechanical experts at the University of Western Australia in Perth to change it. The new action was even more effective, as opposition batsmen found out in the Champions League 2011: he was an outstanding success in the tournament, taking ten wickets at an average of 10.50 and an economy rate of 4.37. He made his ODI debut in India as well, on the 2011-12 tour. He hit the jackpot in the 2012 IPL auction, attracting a bid of $700,000 from Kolkata Knight Riders. He made it count, finishing the second-highest wicket-taker with 24 wickets, winning the Man of the Tournament award and spinning Knight Riders to their maiden title win. Test cricket has been a bigger challenge, though and he is still trying to establish himself at Test level. He remains their first-choice spinner in limited-overs cricket.
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Apr 16, 2014

Sunil Narine was on song again, taking 4 for 20, Kolkata v Mumbai, Indian T20 League, Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014

Sunil Narine was on song again, taking 4 for 20

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Mar 28, 2014

Sunil Narine bowled an economical spell and picked up two key wickets, Australia v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 28, 2014

Sunil Narine bowled an economical spell and picked up two key wickets

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Mar 5, 2014

Sunil Narine burst a doosra through Eoin Morgan's defences, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua, March 5, 2014

Sunil Narine burst a doosra through Eoin Morgan's defences

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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