Biography of Sunil Narine

Biography of Sunil Narine:- Sunil Narine is a West Indian International cricketer who was born on May 26, 1988, in Trinidad & Tobago. Sunil is known for his mysterious spin bowling, his deliveries tricked hundreds of batsmen losing their wickets in the process, he is called the Magical Narine for his action and ability to swung it away and into the stumps. Narine made his first-class debut for Trinidad, and Tobago is 2009, later Narine was inducted to the national squad against India in December 2011. Since then, Narine is the primary and most lethal weapon of West Indian side in all the formats, he can bat a bit supporting his off-spin bowling skills. The left-handed Sunil Narine played few useful innings for thenationalteam as well as for his franchises with the bat apart from his core strength that is bowling. Have a look at the quick biography of Sunil Narine here.

Biography of Sunil Narine

  • Born:- 26 May 1988 (age 29), Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nationality:-  Trinidadian
  • Spouse:-  Nandita Kumar (m. 2013)
  • Bowling Style:-  Right-arm Off Spin
  • Test debut:-  7 June 2012 v Nepal
  • Current Teams:-  West Indies cricket team(#74 / Bowler),

The inclusion of Sunil Narine became dramatic as he took all the ten wickets in his trial match in January 2009. He was instantly selected after the magical performance for Trinidad and Tobago. He was a match-winner for his side, he often used a tricky ball that kept low similar to the carom ball that was never understood by any domestic batsman. Narine’s show continued after his debut in late 2011, the T20 World Cup 2012 ahead was Sunil Narine’s best tournament, he bagged a World Cup title for his nation, a much needed to lift up the standards of cricket in West Indies. In the same month, IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders drafted Narine as their leading spinner that helped them clinch victory in 2012 season and later in 2014 season becoming the most successful franchise in IPL history.

In 2014, Sunil Narine was reported for his bowling action in Champions League matches. He was withdrawn from the World Cup squad ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 and worked on his bowling action for more than a year. In April 2016, ICC gave Narine a clean chit and allowed to continue bowling in all the formats. At present, Narine plays for Melbourne Renegades, Trinbago Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Lahore Qalandars in various Cricket leagues around the world.

Sunil Narine Stats & Records

Narine played only 6 test matches, took 21 wickets in the process with the best bowling figures of 6 for 91 runs. Narine’s bowling average is 40.52 and a healthy economy of 3.0 in tests. In ODIs, Sunil Narine contested in 65 games and had taken 92 wickets at an average of 26.46, best figures of 6/27 with 2 five-wicket hauls and an economy of 4.12. In T20 Internationals, Sunil Narine appeared in 39 games representing West Indies, grabbed 40 wickets with the best bowling figures of 4 wickets leaking 12 runs and an average of 20.95. Narine’s economy in T20i format was 6.04, best by any West Indian bowler in the format. In 13 first-class matches, Sunil Narine took 65 wickets, best bowling figures of 8/17 in an inning and 13/39 in a game and an average of 21.50 throughout.

International Career of Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine is an Indian national, he made his debut against India in December 2011 playing the ODI series against the hosts. He took his first wicket bowling ViratKohli out and later winning the match. After the India tour, Sunil Narine went back to work on various techniques, he joined Trinidad and Tobago, it was the best season for Narine in 2012 as he took 31 wickets in a single tournament paving his way towards the International side. Against Australia, Narine was on top throughout the ODI series. In 2012, West Indies won ICC WT20, thanks to the amazing stats by Sunil Narine and then it was IPL show that took Kolkata Knight Riders to the victory stand with the inclusion of Sunil the Mystery man. In 2011, KKR found the talent when he played for T & T in CLT20. He was picked by the franchise in the next season, the choice seemed the best one, and Narine helped Kolkata Knight Riders win their first-ever IPL trophy, courtesy Sunil Narine 24 wickets at an average of 5.47 runs.

Sunil Narine was declared Player of the Tournament for his bowling in the contest, he was rewarded in the form of 5-year retention contract by KKR worth Millions of dollars. As a leading spinner for the franchise, Narine repeated the history as well as his performance in IPL 2014 season, this time doing similar to his previous stats. In 16 games, Narine took 21 wickets with an average of 19.40 and the economy of 6.35 plus two 4-wicket hauls including the best figures of 4/20. Overall, Sunil Narine played all his matches for KKR. In 66 games, Narine bowled 85 batsmen with an overall economy of 6.17 and an impressive bowling average of 19 in five seasons of Indian Premier League.


Narine became controversial for his mysterious bowling action that was considered illegal by ICC in 2014. His arm was bending over 15 degree that was a violation of ICC Rules. He withdrew from ICC World Cup 2015 and worked on his bowling action for almost a year. In April 2016, two weeks before the IPL, Narine’s bowling action was cleared by ICC allowing him to contest in T20 League.


Sunil Narine Family and Personal Life

Narine belonged to an Afro-Indian background. His family was of Indian origin, his father Shadeed Narine is an Indian National while Sunil’s mother Christina Narine is West Indian national. Sunil Narine married Nandita Kumar on 10th November 2013 in Trinidad. Sunil Narine often takes Nandita to her International tours, especially during the IPL season.