We know all about the explosive talent in the West Indies’ batting order but the Caribbean cricketers also bowl the number one-ranked One Day International bowler in their ranks. Sunil Narine is an off-spinner whose action has been questioned. However after working with bio-mechanical experts at the University of Western Australia in Perth to change it the 26-year old is set to bamboozle opposition batting line-ups in Australia and New Zealand.
He made his ODI debut in India on the 2011/12 tour and really made a name for himself by featching $700 000 in the 2012 IPL auction. The Trinidadian was lethal in 2012 when he took 34 wickets in 17 internationals at an average of 17.64, an economy rate of 3.66 and a strike rate of 28.9. Although he has not emulated those numbers in the last two years, he remains as deadly as threat as ever.
If the Windies are to do well Down Under and maybe even lift their first ICC Cricket World Cup since 1979, you can sure that Narine’s name will feature prominently in the wickets column.
Narine’s bowling statistics as at 22 January 2015: