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Famous/Popular cricket players of West Indies: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

by on February 24, 2011
in Profiles, West Indies

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Unconventional but effective batsman at the top of the order, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, is a left handed West Indian cricket team batsman who has been a great servant to the national side for a long time now.

Born in Guyana, West Indies in 1974, Shivnarine Chanderpaul started his ODI career with West Indies cricket team against India in 1994. Since then Chanderpaul has been a part of 263 matches where he scored  8,664 runs at an average of 41.65. To his credit, Chanderpaul has 11 centuries and 59 fifties with a top score of a 150. He likes to grind his runs without much fuss and spends long hours on the cricket pitch which makes him a cheeky customer for a lot of teams.  A lot of the experts have rated him a better test batsmen compared to the other formats but that still does not take away the impact that he has had on the West Indies ODI team. Many a times he has held his side together and played knocks which have resulted in his side tasting success.

The 2011 Cricket World Cup would be his fifth in the West Indian colors and keeping his age into account probably his last. So with a young side that his country has causing major upsets might be difficult but not impossible. Using his immense knowledge of the sub continent conditions, Shivnarine Chanderpaul would make sure that he bows out of the international arena with a spectacular pip on his shoulder.

His contribution to the West Indian cricket is commendable and at a time when his time has faced extremely tough ride emotionally both back home and internationally, Chanderpaul has an important role in holding the side together with the calmness that he brings to the table with his batting. In the current era of cricket, there are very few batsmen who can be considered technically better than Chanderpaul. 

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