The island nation Trinidad & Tobago have been a vital provider of quality cricketers to the West Indian cricket team ever since the islands came together to form their own team. To this day, they remain one of the most important domestic sides in the Caribbean.
The team have existed since 1869, producing excellent cricketers who have gone on to carve out distinguished careers in the international arena. Taking into account the number of excellent players who have represented Trinidad & Tobago, here are five of the best.
#5 Sunil Narine
The West Indies have never been blessed with 'mystery' spinners but with the emergence of Trinidad & Tobago's Sunil Narine, they now have the finest limited-overs spinner in the world. Narine's ability to bowl the big off-spinner, the doosra and the carrom ball, in addition to other tricks make him a difficult bowler to score off in limited overs cricket.
He made his debut for Trinidad & Tobago back in 2009 and in 2011, won his first international cap for the West Indies. Narine has played only six Test matches but in one-day internationals and T20Is, he remains an essential part of the West Indies set-up.
In 65 one-dayers, he has taken 92 wickets at an average of 26.46, More importantly, he concedes only a shade over 4 runs per over. In 48 T20Is, the Trinidadian has 50 wickets, but yet again, it is his economy rate of a just over 6 that makes him such an important player. Narine plays T20 cricket for a variety of franchises all across the world in private leagues and remains one of the best spinners in modern limited-overs cricket.