Full Name Narsingh Deonarine
Born August 16, 1983
Berbice, Guyana
Age 33 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played West Indies, Guyana Board Pres XI, West Indies A, West Indies B, West Indies Academy, West Indies Inv XI, Windward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Guyana, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 1, T20I - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2005 - 2013], [ODI, 2005 - 2015], [T20I, 2010 - 2013], [CL, 2010],

A compact batsman and a handy off-spin bowler, Deonarine made his first-class debut for Guyana at the age of 17. He went on to captain the West Indies under-19 side in 2002. The left-handed batsman first made news in 2005 when he was drafted into the Test side against South Africa after seven first-team players were left out following a contract dispute. He didn't have a great start to his Test career but did well on his ODI debut against India in Dambulla where he top scored with 41 as the West Indies batting fell apart.

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Narsingh Deonarine Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 18 30 2 725 82 v AUS 0 5 78 7 25.89 41.95 16 0
ODI 31 29 3 682 65* v ZIM 0 4 57 9 26.23 68.95 9 0
T20I 8 7 2 55 36* v AUS 0 0 5 0 11.00 103.77 2 0
CL 2 2 0 40 27 v MUM 0 0 4 0 20.00 95.23 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 25 250.3 49 713 24 4/37 v NZ 1 0 29.70 2.84 62.62
ODI 20 83.3 2 475 6 2/18 v SL 0 0 79.16 5.68 83.50
T20I 4 9 0 87 0 0/15 v AUS 0 0 - 9.66 -
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Narsingh Deonarine Profile

A compact batsman and a handy off-spin bowler, Deonarine made his first-class debut for Guyana at the age of 17. He went on to captain the West Indies under-19 side in 2002. The left-handed batsman first made news in 2005 when he was drafted into the Test side against South Africa after seven first-team players were left out following a contract dispute. He didn't have a great start to his Test career but did well on his ODI debut against India in Dambulla where he top scored with 41 as the West Indies batting fell apart.

Deonarine's career came to an abrupt halt as the big-guns returned and inconsistencies started to creep in. However, his consistency in domestic cricket earned him a recall to the Test side in 2009 where he made a gritty comeback scoring a determined 82 against Australia on a dicey Perth track. It has been a start-stop career for him so far. He was recalled for the 2013 Indian tour and made headlines as he scalped the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in his last ever innings in international cricket, at the Wankhede stadium.

With his useful off spin and sharp fielding, Deonarine is a safe bet for the Caribbean side but it has been his inconsistency, combined with poor technique that has seen his downfall on several occasions. Unless the Guyana man performs consistently, an assured place in the side will always elude him. Following the footsteps of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Deonarine's main aim would be to emulate the cricketing success of his hero and establish himself permanently in the West Indies side.

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