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Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from International Cricket

West Indies batsman brings curtain down on stellar career that made him his team’s second-highest Test run-scorer

Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from International Cricket - Cricket News
Chanderpaul ended with 11,867 Test runs, the second highest for West Indies behind Brian Lara.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul has called time on a stellar international career, notifying the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an email on Friday (January 22) that he would no longer be available for selection for West Indies.
The announcement came eight-and-a-half months after he last turned out for West Indies, a period in which he had said on more than one occasion that he hoped to continue to play Test cricket.

Chanderpaul was recently part of the Guyana Jaguars side that lost the first semi-final of the Super50 Tournament against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force. 
Chanderpaul, 41, made his Test debut in March 1994 against England in Guyana, his country of birth, and scored a half-century. West Indies won that match by an innings and 44 runs. The last of his 164 Tests was also against England, in May 2015 in Barbados, with West Indies once again winning, by five wickets to level a three-match series against Alastair Cook's side. Following that, he was dropped from the Test side.

He ended with 11,867 runs, the second highest for West Indies behind Brian Lara’s 11,953. He had a highest of 203 not out, with an average of 51.37, and sits seventh in the list of all-time Test run-getters. Chanderpaul hit 30 Test centuries and 66 half-centuries.
Chanderpaul also played 268 One-Day Internationals, amassing 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60 and a strike-rate of 70.74, with 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries. In a briefer Twenty20 International career, he played 22 matches.

Chanderpaul, who was the rock in the West Indies middle order, is fourth on the list of batsmen who have faced the most deliveries in Test cricket - 27,395 – behind only Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis.
However, when the occasion demanded, he could cut loose spectacularly too, as he showed in hitting a 69-ball hundred against Australia in front of his home fans in Guyana in the first match of a four-Test series in 2003. That knock remains the joint fifth fastest Test ton ever.

Dave Cameron, the WICB president, said, “The WICB acknowledges the invaluable contribution Shiv has made to the game globally and we wish him all the best.”

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