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CRICKET: Narine not worried over his omission from the test squad

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2013 | 8:48 AM

Mystery off spinner Sunil Narine says he is not frustrated by his omission from the West Indies test team for the just ended two match series against India.

Shane Shillingford, the right-arm off spinner, was preferred over Narine, a decision which raised a few eyebrows.

Shillingford lived up to the expectations of the selectors by grabbing 11 wickets at 31.45, including two five-wicket hauls and has been retained in the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour.

Former West Indies Captain Brian Lara, who was among those criticising Narine’s omission, described him as the best spinner in Caribbean first-class cricket.

The Trinidadian bowler is expected to play a crucial role in the One-Day International series against India.

Narine has been plying his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

He finished the 2012 edition as the Player of the Tournament with 24 wickets at a miserly 5.47 runs per over and continued the following year bagging 22 wickets at 5.46.


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