- Sanjay Sanapoori | November 28, 2022 | 11:15 am
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a West Indies legend with over 150 Test caps once was built a celebrated career with some of the best numbers. After ruling West Indies Cricket for nearly two decades, his son now waits to be unleased in Australia.
There has been a lot of father-son pairs over the decades, and the Shivnarine-Tagenarine pair seems to be the latest on the list. For starters, will Tagenarine play the first Test? He seems likely to. Like his father, he takes an unorthodox stance, has good numbers in the domestic circuit and got off to a good start in the warm-up games. He knows how to play the long innings, and can drop anchor at will.
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At 26, Tagenarine Chanderpaul also has a fair amount of experience in domestic cricket. He lost two years to Covid but had some prolific years to start with before and after the Covid break. Through his domestic career, he picked up the art of batting time, showing his ability to play really patiently. He’s also played a fair amount of Cricket with his father. The pair played eleven games together with Tagenarine making first century in their last appearance together.
In 2014, Tagenarine Chanderpaul was a part of the Under-19 World Cup, with some prolific players like Shimron Hetmyer. He had a good tournament which pushed him higher in the domestic circuit. His numbers grew as he now gears up for his first Test. He has a side on stand very similar to Tagenarine, giving a lot of similarities with the pair. Whether he can reach similar heights remains a question. He has a tough ask ahead, making his debut in Australia, one of the most unforgiving countries when it goes wrong. The country though can be a nice one, if Tagenarine manages to prove he belongs in the international circuit.