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Sunil Narine      

Full name Sunil Philip Narine

Born May 26, 1988, Trinidad

Current age 26 years 147 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 52 35 9 282 36 10.84 355 79.43 0 0 25 10 12 0
T20Is 32 12 7 63 28 12.60 49 128.57 0 0 5 2 1 0
First-class 13 18 6 213 40* 17.75 0 0 10 0
List A 64 40 12 332 36 11.85 0 0 14 0
Twenty20 144 45 21 242 28 10.08 202 119.80 0 0 14 12 28 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 52 52 2824 1934 73 5/27 5/27 26.49 4.10 38.6 4 1 0
T20Is 32 31 700 666 38 4/12 4/12 17.52 5.70 18.4 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 64 64 3531 2263 100 6/48 6/48 22.63 3.84 35.3 5 3 0
Twenty20 144 141 3289 2991 189 5/19 5/19 15.82 5.45 17.4 9 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 Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 25, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet, Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 27, 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 Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 25, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 19, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Hobart Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/24 KKR v Hurricanes Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 T20
3/33 KKR v Dolphins Hyderabad (Deccan) 29 Sep 2014 T20
4/31 KKR v Scorchers Hyderabad (Deccan) 24 Sep 2014 T20
3/9 KKR v Lahore Lions Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 Sep 2014 T20
1/9 KKR v Super Kings Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Sep 2014 T20
- West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 27 Aug 2014 T20I # 404
0*, 1/31 West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3514
7*, 3/13 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 22 Aug 2014 ODI # 3511
0/29, 3* West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 20 Aug 2014 ODI # 3509
2/20 Amazon v Tridents Basseterre 16 Aug 2014 T20
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.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Sep 29, 2014

Sunil Narine approaches the crease during his spell, Dolphins v Kolkata Knight Riders, Champions League T20, Group A, Hyderabad, September 29, 2014

Sunil Narine approaches the crease during his spell

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Sep 24, 2014

Sunil Narine in his delivery stride, Kolkata Knight Riders v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Group A, Hyderabad, September 24, 2014

Sunil Narine in his delivery stride

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Sep 21, 2014

Sunil Narine bamboozled the Lahore Lions batsmen, Kolkata Knight Riders v Lahore Lions, Champions League T20, Hyderabad, September 21, 2014

Sunil Narine bamboozled the Lahore Lions batsmen

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2012

Tour Results
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 24, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
Middlesex v West Indians at Lord's - Jun 13, 2012
West Indians won by 228 runs
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