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Shivnarine Chanderpaul Biography & Latest News

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Biography

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a cricketer, and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. A left handed batsman and right arm leg break bowler, he is known for his doggedness and ability to stick on the wicket for long hours. Chanderpaul's first notable impact on Test cricket was as being the last batting partner of Brian Lara when Lara broke Gary Sobers' record of 365 not out in the fifth and final Test against England in 1993–94. Chanderpaul made his first Test century in his 19th Test match – after having scored 15 half-centuries in the preceding 18 matches. He was named captain of West Indies in the first Test versus South Africa in March 2005 in Guyana. He became the second player to make a double century on debut as a Test captain, scoring an unbeaten 200. Chanderpaul has recently reached the milestone of 100 Test caps, being the 8th West Indian to do so. . He is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies and has captained them in 14 Tests and 16 One Day Internationals. Chanderpaul is currently ranked number four test batsman in the world in the ICC official rankings.