Chanderpaul is still a huge asset to the Test side
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have hailed veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for his outstanding performance during the two-Test series against Bangladesh.
Chanderpaul regained his spot atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings for a short while after scoring a double century in the first Test at Mirpur and following it up with a brilliant 150 not out during the second Test in Khulna.
“On behalf of the WICB as well as cricket lovers across the Caribbean, I want to congratulate Shiv on regaining the number one batting spot in the ICC Test rankings as he completed another outstanding year of batsmanship for West Indies in the Test match arena,” WICB president Julian Hunte said. “Shiv has set very high standards and has maintained those standards.”
Despite falling to second place on the rankings after Australia captain Michael Clarke’s incredible batting display against South Africa and Sri Lanka, Hunte noted that the WICB were still proud to have a player of Chanderpaul’s calibre representing the West Indies.
“He continues to demonstrate his commitment to West Indies cricket and his love for the game,” Hunte added.
Earlier this year, Chanderpaul became only the second West Indian batsman after the legendary Brian Lara to score 10,000 Test runs.