Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Articles about Shivnarine Chanderpaul

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1 26-Jan-2000 Chetty Critical of Chanders, Lloyd
2 19-Feb-2001 Hooper Rewrites Record Books
3 11-Apr-2002 Hooper Delights At Bourda
4 12-Apr-2002 Hooper 233, Chanderpaul 140
5 10-Jan-2003 Shiv, Bacchus Thrill Orlando
6 26-Mar-2005 Your Cross To Bear
7 28-May-2005 Chanders Put WI Near Win
8 06-Nov-2005 The Chanderpaul Way
9 17-Apr-2006 A Sacrifice For Hope
10 20-Nov-2006 Ton-up Chanderpaul to Play On
11 22-Jan-2007 Chanderpaul Brilliance In Vain
12 01-Apr-2007 The Fisherman's Net
13 26-May-2008 Brett Lee Bumper KO's Run-maker Chanderpaul
14 21-Dec-2008 Chanderpaul Named Guyana Cricketer of the Year
15 17-Mar-2009 Cacique Crown of Honour for Chanderpaul
16 19-Mar-2009 Chanderpaul receives Guyana’s 3rd highest award
17 21-Mar-2009 New Garden St Renamed Shiv Chanderpaul Dr
18 23-Mar-2009 Chanderpaul Receives Plaque And House Lot
19 16-Apr-2011 WIPA Questions WI Action
20 06-May-2011 Chanderpaul questions Hilaire’s comments
21 02-Jun-2011 Chanderpaul Slams 147 in US
22 22-Jun-2011 Chanderpaul completes move to Warwickshire
23 06-Jul-2011 Chanderpaul To Make Record Test Appearance
24 06-Jul-2011 WICB Applauds Shiv On Record 133rd Test Appearance
25 11-Jul-2011 Shiv 116* Denies India Victory
26 13-Jul-2011 Chanderpaul salutes Kirk Edwards on debut century
27 13-Jul-2011 Thank You, Tiger!
28 14-Jul-2011 A Stitch In Time
29 21-Sep-2011 Chanderpaul’s 95 See Demerara To Final
30 05-Oct-2011 ‘Tiger’ On The Loose In U. S.
31 08-Dec-2011 Chanderpaul 'Fully Fit And Ready' For CT20
32 16-Dec-2011 Unity Ground Being Refurbished
33 08-Apr-2012 Risk-Free Chanderpaul Has Watson Worried
34 27-Apr-2012 Chanderpaul Joins 10,000 Club
35 29-Apr-2012 Lloyd Hails Chanderpaul’s Achievement
36 18-May-2012 Eng v WI First Test Day 1
37 19-May-2012 WI Battling to Save Test
38 20-May-2012 WI Hit Back in First Test
39 26-May-2012 Celebrating A Guyanese Original
40 04-Jul-2012 Young Tiger Eager To Roar
41 30-Aug-2012 Shiv Named in ICC Test XI
42 06-Dec-2012 T20 Match For Shiv At Unity
43 07-Dec-2012 National T20 Players To Unity
44 14-Dec-2012 Chanderpaul Honoured By Hometown
45 09-Jan-2013 Derbyshire Considers Chanderpaul
46 10-Jan-2013 Derbyshire Signs Shiv Chanderpaul
47 12-Jan-2013 Chanderpaul Expects Great Show
48 19-Feb-2013 Zaheer In Super50 Squad
49 21-Feb-2013 Shiv To Miss Windwards Match
50 22-Feb-2013 Chanderpaul Cop Top Sports Award
51 28-Mar-2013 Joseph Replaces Chanderpaul
52 07-May-2013 Tagenarine Shines In England
53 17-Jun-2013 Chanderpaul Out Of CPL
54 15-Nov-2013 Older, Fitter, Stronger, Better
55 20-Dec-2013 Shiv - 6th Highest Test Runs
56 22-Dec-2013 Shiv is a Special Person
57 24-Feb-2014 Young Chanderpaul Plays Straight
58 16-Aug-2014 Shiv Turns 40
59 19-Aug-2014 The Roaring Forties
60 20-Sep-2014 Shiv Helps Floodlights Win
61 24-May-2015 'Tiger' To Play vs Aus

Shiv Test Centuries

No Score Team Score Opponent Date
1 137* 298 India 27 Mar 1997
2 118   352 England 27 Feb 1998
3 140   501 India 11 Apr 2002
4 101* 394 India 02 May 2002
5 136* 629-9d India 10 May 2002
6 140   497 India* 30 Oct 2002
7 100   237 Australia 10 Apr 2003
8 104   418-7 Australia 09 May 2003
9 109   329 South Africa* 26 Dec 2003
10 101* 559-4d Bangladesh 04 Jun 2004
11 128* 416 England* 22 Jul 2004
12 203* 543-5d South Africa 31 Mar 2005
13 127   747 South Africa 29 Apr 2005
14 153* 371 Pakistan 26 May 2005
15 116* 394 England* 07 Jun 2007
16 136* 287 England* 15 Jun 2007
17 104   408 South Africa* 26 Dec 2007
18 118   312 Australia 22 May 2008
19 107* 352 Australia 30 May 2008
20 126* 307 New Zealand* 19 Dec 2008
21 147* 544 England 06 Mar 2009
22 166   546 South Africa 18 Jun 2010
23 116* 322 India 06 Jul 2011
24 118   304 India* 06 Nov 2011
25 103* 449-9d Australia 07 Apr 2012
26 203* 527-4d Bangladesh* 13 Nov 2012
27 150* 648-9d Bangladesh* 21 Nov 2012
28 108   381-8d Zimbabwe 20 Mar 2013
29 122* 367 New Zealand* 19 Dec 2013

* Away - match played outside of West Indies

Shiv ODI Centuries

No Score Team Score Match Date
1 109* 200-0 India 03 May 1997
2 150   292-9 South Africa* 24 Jan 1999
3 108* 250-4 New Zealand 08 Jun 2002
4 101   238-7 Pakistan* 16 Dec 2006
5 149* 324-8 India* 21 Jan 2007
6 102* 190-2 Ireland 23 Mar 2007
7 116* 278-5 England* 04 Jul 2007
8 127* 244-8 Zimbabwe* 30 Nov 2007
9 107* 208 Pakistan* 14 Nov 2008
10 112* 264-8 England 22 Mar 2009
11 101   316-4 Canada 13 Apr 2010

*Away - match played outside West Indies

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Photos

19-Sep-2014
Shiv Plays Softball 1

The latest recruit to the Floodlights softball team, Shiv Chanderpaul, receives his team shirt from youngest Floodlights player Romeo Deonarain, at the Demerara Cricket Club ground on 19 September 2014.

19-Sep-2014
Shiv Plays Softball 2

Shiv Chanderpaul with other members of the Floodlights softball team after a softball match under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club ground on 19 September 2014.

13-Aug-2014
Tage: 2014 U19 3-Day MVP

Guyana Under-19 opening batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul and father Shivnarine Chanderpaul at the Guyana Cricket Board offices at Bourda on 13 August 2014, with trophies won by Tagenarine in the regional Under-19 3-day competition.

09-Oct-2013
Shiv At Bourda For ODI 2, 2013

West Indies Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul watches the second Under-19 ODI between West Indies and Bangladesh at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground at Bourda, on 09 October 2013. Shiv's son Tagenarine played in that match.

14-Jul-2013
Bring Back The Tiger, 2013

A fan calls for the return of Guyana and West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul after the West Indies were blown away for 98 in the first ODI against Pakistan on 14 July 2013, at Providence (Treiston Joseph photo).

04-Apr-2013
Shiv v Combined Campuses, 2013

Guyana and West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul warms up before the Regional Super50 (List A) match between Guyana and the Combined Campuses and Colleges, at the Providence Stadium, on 04 April 2013.

08-Dec-2012
Chetram Singh Stand, 2012

The new stand erected at the Unity ground in honour of former Guyana Cricket Board president Chetram Singh. A ceremony at the Unity ground on 08 December 2012 followed the rehabilitation of the ground by Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who hails from this community.

08-Dec-2012
From Shiv To Barnwell, 2012

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hands over the winner’s trophy to Christopher Barnwell after the Guyana T20 team won a practice match against the Unity-Lancaster Club at the Unity ground, in Chanderpaul's home community. The match was played on 08 December 2012 and was part of an event honouring Chanderpaul and his contribution to local cricket.

08-Dec-2012
Unity-Lancaster Club, 2012

A newly-erected billboard at the Unity ground announces the new cricket academy and sports club, in December 2012. This follows the rehabilitation of the ground by Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who hails from this community.

29-Apr-2012
Digicel ad in the 29 Apr 2012 edition of Kaieteur News congratulates Shivnarine Chanderpaul on scoring 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
27-Apr-2012
Chanderpaul Reaches 10,000!
Shivnarine Chanderpaul acknowledges the applause after scoring his 10,000th Test run, in the 3rd Test against Australia, in Dominica, on 27 Apr 2012.
01-Apr-2007
Tagenarine & Grandfather, 2007

Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul, with Shiv's dad Khemraj, graciously consent to being photographed during an impromptu visit by reporters to Khemraj's home in Unity, Guyana, in 2007.

01-Apr-2007
Tagenarine Practicing At Early Age, 2007

Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul, practicing at about age 10, on the same concrete strip at his grandfather's home in Unity, Guyana, where his father Shiv practiced in his childhood.

23-Mar-2007
Shiv 102* v Ireland

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul during his innings of 102* in the World Cup match against Ireland at Sabina Park, Kingston, on 23 March 2007.

16-Dec-2006

West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul during his innings of 101 in the fifth One-Day International against Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan on 16 December 2006 (AFP photo).

20-Sep-2006
Shiv, Sars & Tendy Chat

West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan tries out Tendulkar's bat as fellow West Indian Shiv Chanderpaul looks on, in the DLF one-day triangular series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20 September 2006 (Cricketarchive photo).

03-Jun-2005
WI Captain Shiv Chanderpaul

West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul spins the toss with Inzamam-ul-Haq at the start of the 2nd Test against Pakistan on 03 June 2005 at Sabina Park, Jamaica (AFP photo).

28-May-2005
Shiv 153* v Pakistan

Shivnarine Chanderpaul pulls Naved-ul-Hasan during his innings of 153* in the 1st Test against Pakistan, on 28 May 2005 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados (AFP photo).

09-Feb-2003
WI At World Cup, 2003

Carl Hooper leads the West Indies contingent at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, at the Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, on 9 February 2003. Also in the picture are Sarwan (left end 1st row) and Chanderpaul (right end 1st row).

Shiv First Class Centuries

No Score Team Score Match Date
1 140* 508-5d WICB President's XI v Pakistanis 05 Apr 1993
2 101   282 Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago 28 Jan 1994
3 140* 468-7d West Indians v Leicestershire 30 May 1995
4 100   230 West Indians v Somerset 02 Aug 1995
5 103* 260-0d West Indians v Essex 19 Aug 1995
6 132* 356-4d West Indians v Yorkshire 30 Aug 1995
7 303* 559-5d Guyana v Jamaica 26 Jan 1996
8 135* 441-5d West Indians v Western Australia 08 Nov 1996
9 137* 298 West Indies v India 27 Mar 1997
10 176* 300 Guyana v Indians 11 Apr 1997
11 115   435 Guyana v Barbados 22 Jan 1998
12 118   352 West Indies v England 27 Feb 1998
13 111   450-8d Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago 05 Mar 1998
14 125   307 Guyana v Windward Islands 17 Apr 1998
15 182   375 West Indians v South Africa A 19 Dec 1998
16 216* 450-5d West Indians v New Zealand A 05 Dec 1999
17 112   242 Guyana v Jamaica 18 Feb 2000
18 161* 301-9d West Indians v Worcestershire 02 Jun 2000
19 103* 200-5d West Indians v Zimbabweans 10 Jun 2000
20 140   442 Guyana v Leeward Islands 08 Mar 2002
21 140   501 West Indies v India 11 Apr 2002
22 101* 394 West Indies v India 02 May 2002
23 136* 629-9d West Indies v India 10 May 2002
24 140   497 West Indies v India 30 Oct 2002
25 145   412 Guyana v Windward Islands 14 Mar 2003
26 109   462 Guyana v Jamaica 29 Mar 2003
27 100   237 West Indies v Australia 10 Apr 2003
28 104   418-7 West Indies v Australia 09 May 2003
29 102   404-5d West Indians v Zimbabwe A 30 Oct 2003
30 245   618 West Indians v Free State 05 Dec 2003
31 109   329 West Indies v South Africa 26 Dec 2003
32 101* 559-4d West Indies v Bangladesh 04 Jun 2004
33 104* 283-5d West Indians v Sri Lanka A 17 Jul 2004
34 128* 416 West Indies v England 22 Jul 2004
35 138* 396 Guyana v Windward Islands 04 Mar 2005
36 194   448 Guyana v Leeward Islands 11 Mar 2005
37 203* 543-5d West Indies v South Africa 31 Mar 2005
38 127   747 West Indies v South Africa 29 Apr 2005
39 153* 371 West Indies v Pakistan 26 May 2005
40 116* 394 West Indies v England 07 Jun 2007
41 136* 287 West Indies v England 15 Jun 2007
42 104   408 West Indies v South Africa 26 Dec 2007
43 207* 421 Guyana v Combined Campuses & Colleges 07 Mar 2008
44 118   312 West Indies v Australia 22 May 2008
45 107* 352 West Indies v Australia 30 May 2008
46 138   380 Durham v Sussex 17 Sep 2008
47 126* 307 West Indies v New Zealand 19 Dec 2008
48 147* 544 West Indies v England 06 Mar 2009
49 117* 272 Durham v Somerset 01 Sep 2009
50 109* 648-5d Durham v Nottinghamshire 09 Sep 2009
51 201* 634-8d Durham v Worcestershire 23 Sep 2009
52 105* 287 Guyana v Leeward Islands 19 Feb 2010
53 166   546 West Indies v South Africa 18 Jun 2010
54 118   283 Lancashire v Hampshire 29 Jul 2010
55 120   321 Lancashire v Kent 18 Aug 2010
56 116* 322 West Indies v India 06 Jul 2011
57 193   482 Warwickshire v Yorkshire 23 Aug 2011
58 110   318 Warwickshire v Yorkshire 31 Aug 2011
59 171   493 Warwickshire v Hampshire 12 Sep 2011
60 118   304 West Indies v India 06 Nov 2011
61 125* 441 Guyana v Barbados 09 Mar 2012
62 103* 449-9d West Indies v Australia 07 Apr 2012
63 203* 527-4d West Indies v Bangladesh 13 Nov 2012
64 150* 648-9d West Indies v Bangladesh 21 Nov 2012
65 108   330 Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago 06 Mar 2013
66 108   381-8d West Indies v Zimbabwe 20 Mar 2013
67 129   452 Derbyshire v Surrey 30 May 2013
68 112   466 West Indians v Uttar Pradesh 31 Oct 2013
69 122* 367 West Indies v New Zealand 19 Dec 2013

Shiv List A Centuries

No Score Team Score Match Date
1 109* 200-0 West Indies v India 03 May 1997
2 112   237-8 Guyana v Barbados 16 Oct 1998
3 150   292-9 West Indies v South Africa 24 Jan 1999
4 108* 250-4 West Indies v New Zealand 08 Jun 2002
5 101   238-7 West Indies v Pakistan 16 Dec 2006
6 149* 324-8 West Indies v India 21 Jan 2007
7 102* 190-2 West Indies v Ireland 23 Mar 2007
8 116* 278-5 West Indies v England 04 Jul 2007
9 127* 244-8 West Indies v Zimbabwe 30 Nov 2007
10 107* 208 West Indies v Pakistan 14 Nov 2008
11 112* 264-8 West Indies v England 22 Mar 2009
12 101   316-4 West Indies v Canada 13 Apr 2010

Shiv First Class Centuries for Guyana

No Score Team Score Match Date
1 101   282 Trinidad and Tobago* 28 Jan 1994
2 303* 559-5d Jamaica* 26 Jan 1996
3 176* 300 Indians 11 Apr 1997
4 115   435 Barbados* 22 Jan 1998
5 111   450-8d Trinidad and Tobago 05 Mar 1998
6 125   307 Windward Islands* 17 Apr 1998
7 112   242 Jamaica* 18 Feb 2000
8 140   442 Leeward Islands 08 Mar 2002
9 145   412 Windward Islands 14 Mar 2003
10 109   462 Jamaica 29 Mar 2003
11 138* 396 Windward Islands 04 Mar 2005
12 194   448 Leeward Islands 11 Mar 2005
13 207* 421 Combined Campuses & Colleges 07 Mar 2008
14 105* 287 Leeward Islands* 19 Feb 2010
15 125* 441 Barbados* 09 Mar 2012
16 108   330 Trinidad and Tobago* 06 Mar 2013

*Away - outside Guyana

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Full name: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(Photo gallery)
Born: 16 Aug 1974, Unity Village, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm leg-break
Teams: Guyana U-19 (1992-1993); WI U-19 (1993); Guyana (FC: 1992-); Guyana (ListA: 1992-); Guyana (T20: 2008); Demerara (1999-2003); WI A (1994); WI (Test: 1994-); WI (ODI: 1994/95-); WI (T20: 2006-); Durham (FC: 2007-2009); Durham (ListA: 2007-2009); Durham (T20: 2008); Lancashire (FC: 2010); Warwickshire (FC: 2011); Warwickshire (ListA: 2011); BPL Khulna Royal Bengals (T20; 2012); SLPL Uva Unicorns (T20: 2012);   All teams
Clubs: Georgetown Cricket Club; Everest (Georgetown);
School: Cove and John Secondary School
Relation: Tagenarine Chanderpaul (son)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2008
Lancashire cap: 2010
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Early days

It was said that Khemraj Chanderpaul, Shivnarine's dad, had a concrete pitch laid in his front yard in Unity Village, on the East Coast of Demerara, in Guyana. Shivnarine then faced bowlers from the entire village and elsewhere, who were allowed to bend their elbows as much as they wanted in attempting to dismiss him. His father challenged the bowlers to try to hit Shivnarine on his body, resulting in lots of bruises at the end of the day! It was this, he said, that caused him to adopt the unique crab-like stance he now uses to great effect.

His dad would also have him practice batting on the beach at the water's edge so that he could learn to adapt to different batting conditions. So great was his love for the game that he often cut classes to play cricket, leaving his sister to fetch home his schoolbag. He was soon playing for East Coast Police, then Everest and Demerara Cricket clubs before finally settling at the Georgetown Cricket Club.

Shivnarine's dad Khemraj Chanderpaul and uncle Munilall Chanderpaul (the older brother) were both accomplished wicketkeeper-batsmen who were called to trials for the Guyana national team. Unity, the village they all hail from, is also the place of origin for West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft, Guyana ex-president Jagdeo Bharat and Guyana Cricket Board ex-president Chetram Singh.

Youth Cricket

After making his first class debut for the Guyana senior team Chanderpaul hit a century in his first youth match for Guyana in the 1992 Northern Telecom Youth Championships, played in Guyana. The 18-year-old Chanderpaul finished the rain-affected tournament with 205 runs from 5 completed innings and 7 wickets for about 20 runs each. His fine efforts for Guyana in 1992 at both the senior and youth levels were rewarded with a tour to Bermuda as a member of the West Indies Select XI that same year. He played 5 limited overs matches with moderate success with bat and ball.

In the 1993 Northern Telecom Youth Championships, played in the Leeward Islands, Chanderpaul scored 335 runs from 2 completed innings and took 20 wickets at less than 9 runs each! His runs included a century and 2 fifties. In addition, he took 5 or more wickets in an innings 3 times and 10 wickets in a match once.

Selected for the West Indies Under-19 team to tour England that same year (1993) Chanderpaul hit a magnificent 203 not out in the first Youth Test at Trent Bridge. He made 2 more scores of over 50 in the Test series but did not take any wickets.

Representing Guyana and the region

Shivnarine Chanderpaul made a fighting 90 on debut for Guyana in the 1992 Red Stripe Cup (regional first class tournament), at Bourda. Not yet 18 years of age, he showed from his very first big match the tough fighting spirit that would later bring him huge success worldwide as a batsman. In his first first class season he made 2 fifties in 2 matches, both at home in Guyana. Batting left-handed high up the batting order and bowling right-arm wrist spin, he also represented Guyana in a rain-affected List A match that year against Barbados at Bourda.

The following year (1993) Chanderpaul showed that he was destinied for an outstanding cricket career. In the annual first class season he scored his first first class century, making 140 not out for the West Indies President's XI against the touring Pakistan Test team. He also took 4 wickets for 68 runs in the first innings of that match.

Chanderpaul's best first class score was 303* versus Jamaica for Guyana, in a match played in Jamaica that included Test fast bowler Courtney Walsh.

Playing for West Indies

Chanderpaul made his Test debut against England in 1994 at Bourda, replacing the injured Carl Hooper. He batted at Number 6 and made 62 in a match that West Indies won by an innings and 44 runs. He had an excellent series, scoring four half-centuries in six innings at an average of 57.60. These included 75 not out made with Brian Lara in Antigua as Lara scored a then world record 375. For the next 2 years, however, Chanderpaul was in and out of the team as complacent team selection policies brought an end to West Indies' long unbeaten run in Test cricket.

He made his first Test century in his 19th Test match when he made 137* against India in 1997 in Barbados, batting for seven and a half hours. He had previously scored 15 half-centuries. One of those was ended by Shane Warne's most remarkable delivery, on the stroke of lunch in the Sydney Test in 1996. The delivery – had it gone straight on – would have been a wide, so close to the line of the return crease did it pitch. Instead it bit, and jagged back so sharply that if it had not rebounded from Chanderpaul's pad on to the stumps it would have missed leg stump.

In 1999 in East London, South Africa, Chanderpaul made his highest One Day International score when he opened the batting and scored 150 during a splendid partnership with Carl Hooper. It was the only One-Day match of that series that West Indies won.

He and fellow Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan both scored centuries in a Test record 4th innings score of 418 to win the final Test against Australia in 2003, and avoid a series whitewash. Despite his reputation as a dogged Test batsman he has also made the fourth fastest century in Test cricket, reaching three figures in just 67 balls at Bourda, Guyana, also in the 2003 series against Australia. That Australian bowling attack included Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie, Andy Bichel, Brad Hogg and Stuart MacGill. Chanderpaul said later that he would have preferred to bat longer, not faster!

In 2004, at Bourda, the one-day game against England had been reduced to 30 overs per side with West Indies batting first and Chanderpaul opening. It was painful to watch as he took 34 balls to reach double figures and 50 deliveries to get to 14. The spectators, of course, were unhappy, to say the least. From the next 46 deliveries he made a further 70, in a remarkable and sudden change of gear. West Indies lost a close game, but only a special, single-minded batsman could have had the confidence to come up with such a game-plan and to see it through.

He was named captain of West Indies in the first Test versus South Africa in March 2005 in Guyana, after seven senior players including captain Brian Lara were dropped in a sponsorship row. He scored 200* and was retained as captain for the rest of the series even though Lara returned in the second Test. In April 2006, Chanderpaul resigned as West Indies captain to concentrate on his batting. In 14 Tests he won 1 and lost 10, with 3 draws. In 16 One Day Internationals he won 2 and lost 14. The captaincy was immediately restored to Brian Lara.

The year 2008 was special for Chandepaul, when he was named the International Cricket Council’s Cricketer of the Year, winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. He was also named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2008. In July 2008 President Jagdeo of Guyana appointed Chanderpaul as a member of the Order of Service of Guyana and awarded him the Golden Arrow of Achievement. This was for “his consistently outstanding performance as a cricketer, especially as a batsman, at the national, regional and international levels.”

It was not, however, all fun for him in 2008. In the Test against Australia at Sabina Park in Jamaica, he was felled by a bouncer during a fiery spell by Brett Lee, with his score on 86. Though he lost control of his arms and legs momentarily he stood back up, waved off the paramedics, took guard again and went on to score one of cricket's most courageous centuries (see photo). In true Chanderpaul style, he later said "The team would have been in trouble if I had left the field then."

It was also in 2008 that Chanderpaul scored 10 runs (a four and a six) off the last 2 balls of a One-Day International to snatch victory from Sri Lanka in the face of almost certain defeat. West Indies needed 10 runs off the last 2 balls and Chaminda Vaas was bowling. (See photo.)

In March 2009, when Chanderpaul was ranked as the world's leading Test batsman, he was welcomed back to Guyana by thousands as his motorcade made its way from the airport into Georgetown. He was awarded Guyana’s third highest National Award (Cacique Crown of Honour) for achieving excellence and International standing in the field of Sports. He also received a plot of land from a private developer. A section of New Garden Street running along the Bourda cricket ground was renamed Shiv Chanderpaul Drive in his honour. (See photo.)

In early 2011 the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) dropped Chanderpaul, Gayle and Sarwan from the one-day team to play Pakistan in the West Indies and Chanderpaul was asked to retire from One-Day Internationals. He stated shortly after that the new WICB coach's methods were detrimental to his batting. Chanderpaul also demanded an explanation from WICB Chief Executive Ernest Hilaire for comments he (Hilaire) made about the lack of discipline and application in the West Indies team during the recent series in the Indian sub-continent. He later found himself before the WICB because of this.

On 06 July 2011, in the 3rd Test against India in Dominica, he became the most-capped West Indies player, playing in his 133rd Test match. In this match he, as he did so often before, rescued the West Indies yet again with a century in the second innings - his 23rd Test century overall. The Prime Minister of Dominica, who was attending the match, conferred honorary Dominica citizenship on Chanderpaul on the 5th day of the match, as his broad bat kept the Indian bowlers at bay.

Professional cricket

Chanderpaul represented Durham, Lancashire and Warwickshire, starting from 2007, replacing regular overseas players who were unavailable because of national commitments. He also represented Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League, and Uva Next in the Sri Lanka Premier League and enjoyed considerable success in both.

Other

Chanderpaul is also known for using a bail to mark his guard, his open crablike stance when batting (see photo), wearing black anti-glare stripes when batting and kissing the pitch whenever he gets a century (see photo). He represented Durham for the second half of the 2007 English county season (see photo) and Lancashire in 2010 (see photo). In 2011 he agreed to represent Warwickshire in the English County championship.

Batting and Fielding Averages (20 Mar 2014)
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SR Ct
Guyana U19 2in 10 12 5 540 139* 77.14 2 3   10
West Indies U19 2in 3 4 1 372 203* 124.00 1 2   0
West Indies U19 LO 2 2 0 53 37 26.50 0 0   1
Demerara 2in 1 1 0 145 145 145.00 1 0   0
Demerara LO 2 2 0 173 103 86.50 1 1   0
Guyana FC 60 92 20 4947 303* 68.70 16 21   56
All FC 317 518 96 23365 303* 55.36 69 116   177
Guyana ListA 84 77 19 2442 112 42.10 1 19   33
All ListA 396 368 66 12646 150 41.87 12 92   111
Guyana T20 15 15 2 291 53 22.38 0 1   9
All T20 78 75 11 1565 87* 24.45 0 8 106.75 23
West Indies
Test 153 261 45 11219 203* 51.93 29 62 43.30 64
West Indies ODI 268 251 40 8778 150 41.60 11 59 70.74 73
West Indies T20I 22 22 5 343 41 20.17 0 0 98.84 7
Bowling Averages (20 Mar 2014)
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 2in 945 51 320 27 6/30 11.85 3 1 35.0 2.03
West Indies U19 2in 114 3 64 0 0/20  - 0 0  - 3.36
West Indies U19 LO 126 1 95 2 1/43 47.50 0 0 63.0 4.52
Demerara LO 48 0 41 2 2/41 20.50 0 0 24.0 5.13
Guyana FC 1457 53 642 27 4/48 23.77 0 0 54.0 2.64
All FC 4854 143 2537 60 4/48 42.28 0 0 80.9 3.13
Guyana ListA 899 6 691 42 4/22 16.45 0 0 21.4 4.61
All ListA 1681 6 1388 56 4/22 24.78 2 0 30.0 4.95
West Indies Test 1740 50 883 9 1/2 98.11 0 0 193.3 3.04
West Indies ODI 740 0 636 14 3/18 45.42 0 0 52.9 5.15