Sunil Narine      

Full name Sunil Philip Narine

Born May 26, 1988, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

Current age 29 years 144 days

Major teams West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Comilla Victorians, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

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 Insights on test 6 7 2 40 22* 8.00 92 43.47 0 0 4 1 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 65 45 12 363 36 11.00 441 82.31 0 0 36 12 14 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 48 20 8 147 30 12.25 116 126.72 0 0 13 5 7 0
First-class 13 18 6 213 40* 17.75 0 0 10 0
List A 83 55 15 451 36 11.27 0 0 17 0
T20s Insights on t20 250 112 35 973 79 12.63 699 139.19 0 2 83 56 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 11 1650 851 21 6/91 8/223 40.52 3.09 78.5 0 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 65 65 3540 2435 92 6/27 6/27 26.46 4.12 38.4 4 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 48 46 1030 1034 50 4/12 4/12 20.68 6.02 20.6 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 83 83 4505 2867 131 6/9 6/9 21.88 3.81 34.3 5 5 0
T20s Insights on t20 250 245 5720 5585 296 5/19 5/19 18.86 5.85 19.3 10 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 Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet, Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street, Sep 16, 2017 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 Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5, 2016 scorecard
T20s debut Hampshire v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 19, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street, Sep 16, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 2/15 West Indies v England Chester-le-Street 16 Sep 2017 T20I # 622
1/8, 3 T&T Riders v Patriots Tarouba 9 Sep 2017 T20
2/21, 0 T&T Riders v Amazon Tarouba 7 Sep 2017 T20
0/30, 0 T&T Riders v Patriots Tarouba 5 Sep 2017 T20
0/18, 9 T&T Riders v Tridents Bridgetown 2 Sep 2017 T20
0, 0/30 T&T Riders v Tallawahs Kingston 26 Aug 2017 T20
1/36, 5 T&T Riders v Patriots Basseterre 23 Aug 2017 T20
1/11, 1 T&T Riders v Amazon Providence 19 Aug 2017 T20
2/26, 5 T&T Riders v Patriots Port of Spain 14 Aug 2017 T20
0/17, 79 T&T Riders v Tridents Port of Spain 12 Aug 2017 T20
Profile

Sunil Narine, a mystery spinner, caught the West Indies selectors' attention by taking all ten wickets in a trial match and received a call up to the Trinidad & Tobago squad in January 2009. He may not have accomplished that in international cricket , but every time Narine came to bowl, he looked like taking a wicket. His bag of tricks - an assortment of carrom balls, knuckle balls and skidders - led West Indies to the World T20 title in 2012 - the first time they claimed a World trophy since 1979.

He was one of the chief architects of Kolkata Knight Riders' two title victories in 2012 and 2014 - well worth the investment they put in him. He was bought at US $700,000 in 2012, promptly became the Man of the Tournament and has been retained by the franchise ever since. Narine once bowled more overs than runs conceded in a Twenty20 match, with 21 dot balls out of 24 in the Caribbean Premier League 2014. After nearly 650 overs, he went into IPL 2016 with 216 wickets at an economy rate of 5.52. Such highs were beyond him in the Test arena though; his last match came in December 2013 and his bowling average remains a dismal 40.52.

Narine ran into serious trouble with his bowling action in the Champions League Twenty20 2014. He had to rework it once before too, in 2011, with the help of bio-mechanical experts at the University of Western Australia in Perth, prior to making his ODI debut in India. But it was in India that his career began to take a nosedive. He was called for a suspect action in back-to-back matches in the CLT20 2014 and was subsequently banned from playing the final in Bangalore. He was withdrawn from the West Indies squad, who were due to play the hosts in a limited-overs series of five ODIs and a T20 in October that year. Then he withdrew himself from the squad named for the 2015 World Cup, citing the need to keep working on his bowling action.

Narine was lost to international cricket for over a year, but he returned to the West Indies side in November 2015 and ran into trouble with his action again. This time it was the ICC who were on his tail and he was subsequently suspended from bowling in international cricket. He was ranked the No. 1 bowler in T20Is when he was picked for the World T20 in 2016, but withdrew from the tournament to focus on his rehabilitation. In April, two days before the start of the IPL, his action was cleared by the ICC.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Sep 9, 2017

Sunil Narine celebrates after pinning Evin Lewis lbw, Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2017, final, Tarouba, September 9, 2017

Sunil Narine celebrates after pinning Evin Lewis lbw

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Aug 31, 2017

Sunil Narine gets his bling on

Sunil Narine gets his bling on

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Aug 19, 2017

Sunil Narine cleaned up Martin Guptill with an offbreak, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL, August 19, 2017

Sunil Narine cleaned up Martin Guptill with an offbreak

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2012

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