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Sunil Narine      

Full name Sunil Philip Narine

Born May 26, 1988, Trinidad

Current age 27 years 346 days

Major teams West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata 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 55 37 9 291 36 10.39 370 78.64 0 0 26 10 12 0
T20Is 34 13 7 86 28 14.33 64 134.37 0 0 7 3 3 0
First-class 13 18 6 213 40* 17.75 0 0 10 0
List A 73 47 12 379 36 10.82 0 0 15 0
Twenty20 174 56 26 294 28 9.80 249 118.07 0 0 17 15 35 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 55 55 2953 2006 77 5/27 5/27 26.05 4.07 38.3 4 1 0
T20Is 34 33 748 710 40 4/12 4/12 17.75 5.69 18.7 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 73 73 3918 2438 116 6/9 6/9 21.01 3.73 33.7 5 4 0
Twenty20 174 171 3994 3721 222 5/19 5/19 16.76 5.58 17.9 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 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 7, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet, Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 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 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Trinidad & Tobago at Bridgetown, Jan 19, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, May 2, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/45 KKR v RCB Bangalore 2 May 2016 T20
1/22, 4 KKR v Daredevils Delhi 30 Apr 2016 T20
2/22 KKR v Mum Indians Mumbai 28 Apr 2016 T20
1/32, 0* KKR v Supergiants Pune 24 Apr 2016 T20
2/22 KKR v Kings XI Mohali 19 Apr 2016 T20
0/26 KKR v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 16 Apr 2016 T20
1/16 Victorians v Riders Dhaka 27 Nov 2015 T20
1/21 Victorians v Bulls Dhaka 25 Nov 2015 T20
1/29 Victorians v Vikings Dhaka 24 Nov 2015 T20
0*, 1/24 Victorians v Dynamites Dhaka 22 Nov 2015 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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Apr 30, 2016

Sunil Narine appeals successfully for the wicket of Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Delhi, April 30, 2016

Sunil Narine appeals successfully for the wicket of Sanju Samson

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Apr 28, 2016

Sunil Narine reacts after getting Krunal Pandya bowled, Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Mumbai, April 28, 2016

Sunil Narine reacts after getting Krunal Pandya bowled

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Apr 24, 2016

Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine celebrate after Kolkata Knight Riders' win, Rising Pune Supergiants v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Pune, April 24, 2016

Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine celebrate after Kolkata Knight Riders' win

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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