Sunil Narine

Sunil represented the West Indies at the U-19 level, before he caught the selectors’ attention and was called to represent Trinidad and Tobago in 2009. Described as a “mystery” because of his ability to spin the ball both ways with the same wrist position, Sunil was selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India in 2009. He then made his One Day International debut for the West Indies on December 5, 2011 and his Test debut in June 2012.

However, Sunil’s exploits in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has brought him significant recognition. In his first season in the IPL, Sunil was named Player of the Tournament, with a total wicket tally of 24 – the second highest number of wickets in the tournament, with the second best economy rate, conceding runs at a rate of only 5.47 per over.

In 2012, he was named Emerging Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Cricketer of the Year by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and Player of the Tournament for the IPL.

In addition to his duties with the West Indies and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, he has also played for the South African franchise, the Cape Cobras, the Sydney Sixers of Australia and the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He currently plays for the Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.