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Shivnarine Chanderpaul

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Full Name: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Born: August 16 1974 , Unity Village, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana
Country: West Indies
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


Unorthodox and unmovable for more than two decades on the international stage, Chanderpaul has nudged and nurdled his way into the top-10 most prolific Test run-scorers of all time. He is approaching Brian Lara as the West Indies’ all-time list yet there could not be a more stark contrast in their techniques. Where Lara drew admiration for his elegance at the crease, Chanderpaul’s crab-like shuffle and powers of concentration have earned him his own reverence. After a slow start on the international stage, he has established himself as the rock in West Indies’ sometimes brittle batti...

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