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Young Chanderpaul aiming to improve batting

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

Former West Indies Under-19 opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul says he plans to use the upcoming first class season to improve his batting in the longer format of the game as a member of the Guyana Jaguars franchise.

"Hopefully, if I get a knock, get some runs and do well for the team because we are the defending champions, and we have to retain that status," said the 19-year-old left-hander.

"After I finish training in the mornings here (with the team), I usually go home and practise my batting in the nets about an hour or so in the bowling machine."

Chanderpaul, who will be looking to follow in the footsteps of his father, Shivnarine, has a total of nine first-class matches, with an average of 20. At the Under-19 level last year, he was an outstanding performer at the top of the order for young West Indies, scoring 112 against India at the 2014 World Cup in Dubai.