The Trinidad and Tobago cricketer debuted for the Cape Cobras on the 17th January 2014 and took 2 wickets for 18 as he spun circles around his opposition with his vast variety of off-break deliveries. Narine also has the ability to disguise his deliveries, therefore being dubbed a mystery bowler. He is currently ranked as the Worlds’ top T20 bowler by the ICC.
The arrival of Narine takes the pressure off of Robin Peterson and JP Duminy who the Cape Cobras have used as specialised spin bowlers. His presence will benefit the likes of the Cape Cobras current spin bowlers as he will influence them to improve on their game as his arrival puts pressure on them as they compete for selection. With Narine at Coach Paul Adams’ disposal, Adams now has the opportunity to wedge an all-out spin attack instead of always relying on pace to dismiss recognized batsmen.
With regards to the Cape Cobras, Narine says that his teammates have been very welcoming and have already made him feel at home. He said that there is a high level of competition in the South African domestic league as each team has their star players.
Narine says that one’s game improves when playing under different conditions as you gain experience bowling on different pitches. Under the guidance of legendary spin bowler, Paul Adams, and on the hard surfaces of the South African pitches, Sunil Narine is guaranteed to only keep getting better and this spells trouble for any of the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras adversaries.
“Going out there and enjoying cricket, not stressing and just going out and perform the best that you can. That’s the key to success.”
- Sunil Narine
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