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Sunil Narine      

Full name Sunil Philip Narine

Born May 26, 1988, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

Current age 28 years 306 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 6 7 2 40 22* 8.00 92 43.47 0 0 4 1 2 0
ODIs 65 45 12 363 36 11.00 441 82.31 0 0 36 12 14 0
T20Is 40 17 8 127 30 14.11 97 130.92 0 0 11 5 3 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
Twenty20 213 82 34 570 30 11.87 434 131.33 0 0 34 37 40 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 65 65 3540 2435 92 6/27 6/27 26.46 4.12 38.4 4 2 0
T20Is 40 38 856 860 40 4/12 4/12 21.50 6.02 21.4 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 83 83 4505 2867 131 6/9 6/9 21.88 3.81 34.3 5 5 0
Twenty20 213 209 4886 4724 264 5/19 5/19 17.89 5.80 18.5 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 West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Mar 26, 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
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 19, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Mar 26, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0/22 West Indies v Pakistan Bridgetown 26 Mar 2017 T20I # 602
16, 1/19 Qalandars v Karachi Kngs Dubai (DSC) 25 Feb 2017 T20
1/28, 21 Qalandars v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 24 Feb 2017 T20
1/20, 12 Qalandars v Islamabad Un Sharjah 20 Feb 2017 T20
0/38 Qalandars v Quetta Glad Sharjah 18 Feb 2017 T20
13, 2/31 Qalandars v Karachi Kngs Sharjah 16 Feb 2017 T20
2, 2/16 Qalandars v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 12 Feb 2017 T20
1/39, 26* Qalandars v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 11 Feb 2017 T20
2/16, 26 Qalandars v Quetta Glad Dubai (DSC) 10 Feb 2017 T20
1*, 2/38 Melb Reneg v Heat Brisbane 20 Jan 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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Jan 20, 2017

Sunil Narine took two wickets in the 19th over and conceded only eight runs, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2016-17, Brisbane, January 20, 2017

Sunil Narine took two wickets in the 19th over and conceded only eight runs

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Jan 9, 2017

Sunil Narine opened the batting but a top-edged shot saw his dismissal, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash 2016-17, Sydney, January 9, 2017

Sunil Narine opened the batting but a top-edged shot saw his dismissal

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Jan 7, 2017

Renegades' Aaron Finch and Sunil Narine warm up before going out to bat, Renegades v Stars, Big Bash League 2016-17, Melbourne, January 7, 2017

Renegades' Aaron Finch and Sunil Narine warm up before going out to bat

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2012

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
WICB Pres XI v Australians at Cave Hill - Apr 2-4, 2012
Australians won by 8 wickets
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
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