Batsmen at all levels of the game have struggled against Narine’s unorthodox bowling style
West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has been named as the Trinidad and Tobago Cricketer of the Year by the island’s cricket board just a day after receiving the International Cricket Council (ICC) Emerging Player of the Year award at Colombo.
Narine’s 31 wickets in three regional four-day matches earned him the award ahead of captain Denesh Ramdin, left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh, batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
In one of the regional matches against Combined Campuses and Colleges, Narine recorded his best first-class bowling figures of eight wickets for 17 runs in the second innings, and ended up with 13 wickets during the match.
Narine was also the highest wicket-taker in the Regional Super50 with 15, and during the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, Narine picked up seven wickets in six matches.