(born August 16, 1983 in Berbice
) is a West Indian
cricketer of Indo-Guyanese
Deonarine is a left-handed batsman who bowls a right-arm off break
. He made his debut for Guyana
at the age of 17, and after captaining the West Indies under 19 team in 2002, he made headlines after hitting a century
against the touring Australians the following year. Deonarine then had a spell in England with Whitehaven Cricket Club in 2004. He first came into the West Indies squad after contract disputes saw seven players left out of the South African Test of March 2005. Similarities in the fielding techniques and skill at cover point
exist between Deonarine and his team-mate Shivnarine Chanderpaul
—a man who Deonarine has clearly modelled his game on.
Narsingh's claim to fame came on 13 August 2006 at the Stanford 20/20 finals which saw Guyana vs. Trinidad
in a classic million dollar match. After Trinidad put up a formidable 176 runs, Guyana answered back with 171 with 2 balls remaining. Narsingh was at the striker's end with Ramnaresh Sarwan at the bowlers end. Narsingh hit a 6 to win it for Guyana, capping one of the most exciting comebacks in the history of 20 over cricket. He was later rewarded with the Play of the Match award for his million dollar 6, and a hefty cheque of $25,000.
He returned to the West Indies Test team for the Third Test against Australia
at Perth on 16... Read More