He finds motivation in wanting to prove people wrong. Playing in a weak team, Shivnarine Chanderpaul's single-minded focus is to be the best he can be
#1 TOP RANKER

2007/08 - For his efforts in England in 2007, and other batting performances, Chanderpaul is named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008. He is also named ICC player of the year in 2008. This was also the year when Chanderpaul finishes with an average of above 100 - 558 runs @ 111.6 in 7 innings with 3 centuries.

203* RESOLUTE

West Indies go into the match with only one survivor, Chanderpaul, from their last Test, at The Oval in August 2004, and the loss of Lara and the six players directly involved in the contractual dispute appears to rule the rump West Indian team out of contention. Batting with the pressure of captaincy, Chanderpaul faces 369 balls, bats 509 minutes and hits 23 fours scoring 203*.

418 WORLD RECORD

2003 - Having plundered the 3rd fastest Test century - off 69 balls - on his home ground against Australia, Chanderpaul closes off the series with another ton that helps West Indies reach a world record target of 418 in Antigua and avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash

3/4 THE OTHER HOME

2002 - Chanderpaul scores 3 centuries in 4 Tests against India in 2001-02 - West Indies win the series. Scores over 1000 runs in a calendar year for the 1st and only time in his career as he notches up 1065 runs in 22 innings @ 66.56 with 4 100s and 6 50s.

HERE TO STAY

1997 - In Bridgetown v India, Chanderpaul enters in the 3rd over and remains unbeaten after nearly 7.5 hours, during which he strikes 12 fours and offers no chance. His 137 follows a sequence of 13 scores between 50 and 82 in his previous 18 Tests.

68 (71) OZ MARK

1996 - During the Australia tour, a 22-year-old Chanderpaul takes on the challenge of the No.3 spot as Lara labours against Glenn McGrath. He scores 50+ thrice, the most brilliant of which is a 68-ball 71, with 10 fours, in Sydney before being conquered by an outrageous delivery from Shane Warne.

28 (5x4) EARLY SIGNS

1994 - In his 4th Test, after hitting 77 the game before, Chanderpaul scores an unbeaten 75, matching Brian Lara at times - in one period, while Lara scores 31 with 4 fours, Chanderpaul makes 28 with 5. But then he settles down and plays a key role in partnering Lara to his first world Test record of 375.

U-20 EARLY START

1994 - Five months short of 20, Chanderpaul makes his international debut, as much for his leg breaks as his left-hand batting, against England in Georgetown, and scores a half-century.

#1 TOP RANKER

2007/08 - For his efforts in England in 2007, and other batting performances, Chanderpaul is named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008. He is also named ICC player of the year in 2008. This was also the year when Chanderpaul finishes with an average of above 100 - 558 runs @ 111.6 in 7 innings with 3 centuries.

203* RESOLUTE

West Indies go into the match with only one survivor, Chanderpaul, from their last Test, at The Oval in August 2004, and the loss of Lara and the six players directly involved in the contractual dispute appears to rule the rump West Indian team out of contention. Batting with the pressure of captaincy, Chanderpaul faces 369 balls, bats 509 minutes and hits 23 fours scoring 203*.

418 WORLD RECORD

2003 - Having plundered the 3rd fastest Test century - off 69 balls - on his home ground against Australia, Chanderpaul closes off the series with another ton that helps West Indies reach a world record target of 418 in Antigua and avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash

3/4 THE OTHER HOME

2002 - Chanderpaul scores 3 centuries in 4 Tests against India in 2001-02 - West Indies win the series. Scores over 1000 runs in a calendar year for the 1st and only time in his career as he notches up 1065 runs in 22 innings @ 66.56 with 4 100s and 6 50s.

HERE TO STAY

1997 - In Bridgetown v India, Chanderpaul enters in the 3rd over and remains unbeaten after nearly 7.5 hours, during which he strikes 12 fours and offers no chance. His 137 follows a sequence of 13 scores between 50 and 82 in his previous 18 Tests.

68 (71) OZ MARK

1996 - During the Australia tour, a 22-year-old Chanderpaul takes on the challenge of the No.3 spot as Lara labours against Glenn McGrath. He scores 50+ thrice, the most brilliant of which is a 68-ball 71, with 10 fours, in Sydney before being conquered by an outrageous delivery from Shane Warne.

28 (5x4) EARLY SIGNS

1994 - In his 4th Test, after hitting 77 the game before, Chanderpaul scores an unbeaten 75, matching Brian Lara at times - in one period, while Lara scores 31 with 4 fours, Chanderpaul makes 28 with 5. But then he settles down and plays a key role in partnering Lara to his first world Test record of 375.

U-20 EARLY START

1994 - Five months short of 20, Chanderpaul makes his international debut, as much for his leg breaks as his left-hand batting, against England in Georgetown, and scores a half-century.


#1 TOP RANKER

2007/08 - For his efforts in England in 2007, and other batting performances, Chanderpaul is named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008. He is also named ICC player of the year in 2008. This was also the year when Chanderpaul finishes with an average of above 100 - 558 runs @ 111.6 in 7 innings with 3 centuries.

203* RESOLUTE

West Indies go into the match with only one survivor, Chanderpaul, from their last Test, at The Oval in August 2004, and the loss of Lara and the six players directly involved in the contractual dispute appears to rule the rump West Indian team out of contention. Batting with the pressure of captaincy, Chanderpaul faces 369 balls, bats 509 minutes and hits 23 fours scoring 203*.

418 WORLD RECORD

2003 - Having plundered the 3rd fastest Test century - off 69 balls - on his home ground against Australia, Chanderpaul closes off the series with another ton that helps West Indies reach a world record target of 418 in Antigua and avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash

3/4 THE OTHER HOME

2002 - Chanderpaul scores 3 centuries in 4 Tests against India in 2001-02 - West Indies win the series. Scores over 1000 runs in a calendar year for the 1st and only time in his career as he notches up 1065 runs in 22 innings @ 66.56 with 4 100s and 6 50s.

HERE TO STAY

1997 - In Bridgetown v India, Chanderpaul enters in the 3rd over and remains unbeaten after nearly 7.5 hours, during which he strikes 12 fours and offers no chance. His 137 follows a sequence of 13 scores between 50 and 82 in his previous 18 Tests.

68 (71) OZ MARK

1996 - During the Australia tour, a 22-year-old Chanderpaul takes on the challenge of the No.3 spot as Lara labours against Glenn McGrath. He scores 50+ thrice, the most brilliant of which is a 68-ball 71, with 10 fours, in Sydney before being conquered by an outrageous delivery from Shane Warne.

28 (5x4) EARLY SIGNS

1994 - In his 4th Test, after hitting 77 the game before, Chanderpaul scores an unbeaten 75, matching Brian Lara at times - in one period, while Lara scores 31 with 4 fours, Chanderpaul makes 28 with 5. But then he settles down and plays a key role in partnering Lara to his first world Test record of 375.

U-20 EARLY START

1994 - Five months short of 20, Chanderpaul makes his international debut, as much for his leg breaks as his left-hand batting, against England in Georgetown, and scores a half-century.


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Posted by on (September 23, 2014, 0:45 GMT)

I think what Dravid about Shiv playing his own game because the team doesn't really put up much of a fight has some truth to it. Shiv was good before Lara's retirement, but afterwards is when he became the un-outtable run machine he is today. Before Lara's retirement (Dec 2006), his stats (matches, runs, avg.) are 101, 6736, 44.60. Afterwards, these stats read 57, 4948, 71.71. Averaging 70+ runs over 8 years and 57 matches, seriously?

Posted by IPSY on (September 22, 2014, 12:20 GMT)

On the ball gentlemen! A more thoughtful and positive analysis of the skills and temperamental attributes that the great Shivnarine Chanderpaul exhibited in his profession as a cricketer, while he also conducted himself as an exemplary ambassador of the Caribbean. When added to the Brydon Coverdale's excellent article about this genius, there is little more that can be added to aptly and genuinely describe Shiv.

Posted by IPSY on (September 22, 2014, 12:16 GMT)

On the ball gentlemen! A more thoughtful and positive analysis of the skills and temperamental attributes that the great Shivnarine Chanderpaul exhibited in his profession as a cricketer, while he also conducted himself as an exemplary ambassador of the Caribbean.

Posted by on (September 22, 2014, 10:35 GMT)

He did not play selfish cricket,he did what was required of a test batsman.In the process he proved himself to be a great one.Opposite him wickets kept falling,leaving him stranded in too many occasions.He has seen more wickets fall than any other test batsman in the history of the game.Rahul Dravid, one of the greats in test cricket has a SR of 42.51,Shiv's SR is 43.51.Sanjay Manjrekar SR is 38.67.I am sure Shiv's SR is about averaged in test cricket.Speak of this man as an icon and no less.He is a legend,from age 35 to 40 he has averaged around 70.00,not even Tendulkar or anyone can matched that.Shiv still is not finished,wait and you will see as this lone soldier continues his mission.We must be proud of this little West Indian from Guyana.He is one of a kind.

Posted by on (September 22, 2014, 9:25 GMT)

thank you for talking about an unknown quantity; the underdog has his day.

Posted by on (September 22, 2014, 7:10 GMT)

one of the best performer in modern test cricket