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Shivnarine Chanderpaul

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Full Name: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Born: August 16 1974 , Unity Village, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana
County: Durham
Other teams: West Indies, Bangalore Royal Challengers, Guyana, Stanford Superstars
Test debut: West Indies v England at Georgetown, Mar 17-22, 1994
ODI debut: India v West Indies at Faridabad, Oct 17, 1994
T20 debut: New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak


Chanderpaul, from a fishing village on the east coast of Guyana, has transformed from a boyish left-hander accused of not scoring enough hundreds, to one of the great West Indian batsmen. He made his Test debut in his home ground at Bourda, and although it took him three years to score a Test hundred, he has since blossomed into West Indies’ finest batsman. After the retirement of Brian Lara, his importance became even more acute. By the end of West Indies 1-0 home win over England in early 2009, Chanderpaul had 21 Test hundreds. His steadfastness on tours of England, particularly in 20...

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