Ultimate XI T20 Bowlers: Sunil Narine

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Sunil Narine Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine, a mystery spinner, caught the West Indies selectors' attention by taking all 10 wickets in a trial match and received a call up to the Trinidad & Tobago squad in January 2009.  Every time Narine came to bowl, he looked like taking a wicket. His arsenal of carrom balls, knuckle balls and skidders led West Indies to the World T20 title in 2012.

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.

He was ranked the No. 1 bowler in T20Is when he was picked for the World T20 in 2016.

 

Career Statistics (2011-present)

Full name: Sunil Philip Narine

Born: May 26, 1988, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago (32)

Major teams: West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Montreal Tigers, Quetta Gladiators, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago XI, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s

Playing role: Bowling allrounder

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

 

T20I Career

Mat        Inns        Balls      Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM        Ave        Econ      SR       4w          5w       10w

51            49          1102      1105        52         4/12         4/12       21.25       6.01     21.1       1             0           0

T20 Career

Mat        Inns        Balls     Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave       Econ      SR         4w          5w           10w

336         331         7682      7720       379        5/19        5/19      20.36     6.02       20.2       11           1               0

 

Career Highlights

  • 52 T20I wickets 51 matches at 21.25
  • 15 T20 WC scalps in 12 matches at 15.40
  • 3rd best T20I economy rate (6.01)
  • 3rd most wickets in T20 matches (379)
  • IPL player of the tournament 2012 & 2018
  • Named in the all-time Cricinfo IPL XI
  • #1 wicket-taker in Champions League T20 history with 39 scalps

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