Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine

Sunil Philip Narine was born on May 26, 1988, in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. He is a right-arm off-spin bowler and a left-handed batsman known for his mystery spin and ability to contribute valuable runs lower down the order. Narine has been a key player for the West Indies in limited-overs cricket and has made a significant impact in various domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he has been a long-standing member of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). His unique bowling action and variations have made him one of the most difficult bowlers to face in the T20 format.


Sunil Narine’s cricket journey began in his native Trinidad and Tobago, where he first made a name for himself as a promising young spinner. His international debut for the West Indies came in 2011 in an ODI against India. Narine quickly established himself as a key bowler for the West Indies in limited-overs formats, playing pivotal roles in their T20 World Cup victories in 2012 and 2016.

Narine’s performances in domestic cricket caught the attention of IPL franchises, leading to his selection by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012. Over the years, he has become one of the most successful and impactful players in the IPL, contributing both with the ball and the bat. Narine has also played in other T20 leagues, including the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL), showcasing his skills on a global stage.

Sporting Achievements

  • International Cricket: Narine has been a crucial player for the West Indies in limited-overs cricket, helping them win the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012 and 2016. His performances in ODIs and T20Is have been marked by key wickets and economical bowling spells.
  • Indian Premier League (IPL): In the IPL, Narine has been a standout performer for the Kolkata Knight Riders, helping them win the tournament in 2012 and 2014. He has received several awards for his performances, including the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
  • Domestic T20 Leagues: Narine has excelled in T20 leagues worldwide, including the CPL, where he has been instrumental in the success of the Trinbago Knight Riders, and the BBL, where he has showcased his bowling prowess.
  • Records and Milestones: Narine holds numerous records, including the fastest fifty in the IPL, achieved off just 15 balls. He has also achieved the feat of taking a hat-trick in the IPL and has been among the tournament’s leading wicket-takers in multiple seasons.

Sunil Narine’s impact on T20 cricket, with his innovative bowling and handy batting, has made him one of the most sought-after players in the format. His contributions to the West Indies and various T20 franchises have cemented his status as one of the game’s premier T20 specialists.

Player Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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