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Sunil Narine

BornMay 26, 1988

Sunil Philip Narine is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies. Primarily an off-spin bowler, he is also a left-handed batsman. Domestically, Sunil Narine has played for Trinidad and Tobago since 2009 and made his One Day International debut in December 2011, and Test debut in June 2012. Narine played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka and made his debut in first-class cricket for Trinidad and Tobago in February 2009 during the Regional Four Day Competition, bowling thirteen overs without taking a wicket. He made his List A debut on 20 October 2011 in the Regional Super50, claiming figures of one wicket for 35 runs (1/35); his wicket that of opening batsman Miles Bascombe. He made his One Day International debut in the third fixture on 6 December, taking the wickets of Virat Kohli and then Ravichandran Ashwin to help the West Indies to a 16-run victory. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Narine for US$700,000 at the player auction held in January for the 2012 Indian Premier League. A superb performance by Narine of five wickets for 28 runs on 16 July 2012 helped the West Indies beat New Zealand by 20 runs in their fifth and last ODI and win the current series 4-1 at Basseterre, St. Kits. He was adjudged the Man of the Match in his second Test after he picked eight wickets which included his maiden five-wicket haul. Sunil Narine's participated in the 2012 Indian Premier League where he represented Kolkata Knight Riders and was named Player of the Tournament in his first season.
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