Picture of Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
West Indies, Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire, Stanford Super Stars, Warwickshire, West Indies Inv XI, Young West Indies, Bangalore, West Indies Under-19, Guyana, Khulna Royal Bengals, Sylhet Super Stars, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Uva Next, Marylebone Cricket Club, St Lucia Zouks, Guyana Amazon Warriors
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | Batsman
Home country:
West Indies
August 16, 1974, Unity Village, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana


Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been the backbone of the West Indies batting line-up for more than a decade now. The first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies, Chanderpaul made his debut way back in 1994. Since then, he has only grown from strength to strength.

Earlier, a victim of a floating bone in his feet, Chanderpaul found it difficult to convert his starts into big scores, which eventually showed a poor conversion-rate. But in late 2000, he got rid of this defect as the bone was removed and Chanderpaul set about writing a new chapter in his cricketing life. He scored centuries against India in 2001-02, followed by a successful home series against Australia. His form continued for the next couple of years, until he got into a lean patch on the England tour. But then there was the Champions Trophy, where his consistency helped a great deal for the team's title-win. Captaincy soon arrived and he welcomed it with open arms, but later resigned in 2006 to concentrate on his batting. His prolific scoring, though, continued to be his strength in the years that followed. In 2012, he opted to play for the shortest format of the game, representing Uva Next in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League. Shivnarine Chanderpaul played a match along with his son, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, a promising young talent from Guyana for a local team, Gandhi Youth Organisation in 2012.

The southpaw is a gritty customer at the crease and has a knack of preserving his wicket like it were his own baby. With an unorthodox batting stance, Chanderpaul also has the ability to marshal the tail-enders at will. His off-the-wall stance and technique makes it clear that self-coaching is also a great asset. He has no signs of backing down in spite of age not being on his side and after his 150th Test in 2013 which coincided with Sachin Tendullkar's 200th and last Test, Chanderpaul is that unfazed, untouched and yet strong rock by an ocean which remains strong as ever.

Fast Facts

  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the first man in history to have gone 1000 minutes in Test cricket without conceding his wicket, more than once.
  • He also became the first batsman to have faced 1000 consecutive deliveries without getting out in Test cricket.
  • Chanderpaul is the second highest run scorer for the West Indies in Tests.
  • He went on to become the most capped player for the West Indies in 2011, breaking fast bowler Courtney Walsh’s record of 132 Tests.
  • In 2012, Chanderpaul became the 10th batsman in the world to reach the milestone of 10,000 Test runs.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 164 280 11867 49 51.37 43.31 30 66 203*
ODI 268 251 8778 40 41.60 70.74 11 59 150
T20 22 22 343 5 20.17 98.84 0 0 41
IPL 3 3 25 0 8.33 80.64 0 0 16
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 164 43 1740 883 9 1/2 / 98.11 3.04 0 0 0 8
ODI 268 28 740 636 14 3/18 / 45.42 5.15 0 0 0 17
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 66 0 10
ODI 73 0 21
T20 7 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 14 1 10 0 3 7.14
ODI 16 2 14 0 0 12.5
T20 1 0 0 1 0 0


West Indies Vs England at Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana - Mar 17, 1994
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - May 01, 2015
West Indies Vs India at Nahar Singh Stadium (Mayur Stadium), Faridabad - Oct 17, 1994
Last played:
West Indies Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 23, 2011
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 16, 2006
Last played:
West Indies Vs South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 20, 2010
Bangalore Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - May 08, 2008