KKR's star player holds a special record in T20 World Cup, had a great performance in the final

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. After the conclusion of IPL 2024 with the title win of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the entire focus of cricket fans has now shifted to the T20 World Cup. KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets in a one-sided final to become the IPL champion for the third time. The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will begin with a match between the USA and Canada on June 1, while the final will be played on June 29.

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Many players participating in IPL 2024 will also show their talent in T20 World Cup 2024. At the same time, there are some players who will not be seen in the T20 World Cup despite their excellent performance in the Indian Premier League, as they have said goodbye to international cricket. 36-year-old Sunil Narine is one such player. Sunil has performed brilliantly with both bat and ball in IPL 2024. Along with scoring 488 runs (one century) in 15 matches at an average of 34.85 and a strike rate of 180.74, he also did wonders with off-break bowling and took 17 wickets at an average of 21.64 and an economy of 6.69. Not only this, he has also performed brilliantly in the T20 World Cup.

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Refusal to return to international cricket
After a brilliant performance in the IPL, Narine was requested to change his decision to retire from international cricket and be a part of the Indies team for the T20 World Cup, but he flatly refused. Thanking the appeal of KKR teammate Andre Russell and some other West Indies players, Narine wrote on social media, 'I am glad that many people have expressed happiness over my recent performance and have withdrawn the decision to retire and will not participate in the T20 World Cup. I have appealed to play but I humbly want to say that this door is now closed for me. I will support the Indies team and the players from outside the field for the T20 World Cup to be held in June.' Narine has said goodbye to international cricket in November 2023 itself. However, he was not part of the West Indies team since 2019.

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Narine has the best economy in T20 World Cup

In the T20 World Cup, Sunil Narine took 15 wickets at an economy of 5.17 and an average of 15.4. Sunil Narine/Insta

As a bowler, Sunil Narine has the best economy rate (minimum 15 wickets) in T20 World Cup. Narine took 15 wickets in 23 matches bowling 44.4 overs in 23 matches while playing in the 2012 and 2014 T20 World Cups. During this, his bowling average was 15.4, economy 5.17 and strike rate 17.8. Taking wickets while keeping the economy less than 6 runs per over in a T20 format tournament is indeed a great achievement and only a few bowlers have been able to do this.

Apart from Sunil Narine, the bowlers who have taken more than 15 wickets in the T20 World Cup include Anrich Norkia (20 wickets, economy 5.37), Samuel Brady (24 wickets, economy 5.52), Wanindu Hasaranga (31 wickets, economy 5.81), Daniel Vettori (20 wickets, economy 5.81). Only Nathan McCullum (23 wickets, economy 5.94) and Imran Tahir (18 wickets, economy 5.94) have an economy below 6. Among these bowlers, except Norkia, all others are spinners. Sunil Narine has played 51 T20 matches in his international career, in which he has taken 52 wickets at an average of 21.25 and an economy of 6.01. He also has 21 wickets in six Tests and 92 wickets in 65 ODIs.

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Also suspended due to suspicious bowling action

Narine played a significant role in making West Indies the champion in T20 World Cup 2012. In the low-scoring final against Sri Lanka, he took three wickets for 9 runs in 3.4 overs and was the most successful bowler of the Indies team. In 7 matches of the 2012 T20 World Cup, he took 9 wickets at an average of 15.44 and in 5 matches of the 2014 T20 World Cup, he took 6 wickets at an average of 15.33. Narine did not get much chance to bat in the T20 World Cup. Out of three innings of 12 matches, he scored 14 runs while remaining unbeaten twice. However, Narine has been reported several times regarding his bowling action. He has been suspended for bending his elbow more than the permissible limit of 15 degrees and after improving his action, he has returned to cricket.

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Some other important records of T20 World Cup
Played all 8 T20 World Cups: Rohit Sharma of India and Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh
Most matches in the tournament: Rohit Sharma (39)
Most runs in the tournament: Virat Kohli (1141 runs)
Most wickets in the tournament: Shakib Al Hasan (47 wickets)
Highest individual score: Brendon McCullum (123 runs)
Fastest century: Chris Gayle (47 balls)
Fastest half-century: Yuvraj Singh (12 balls)
Most sixes: Chris Gayle (63 sixes)
Best bowling analysis: Ajantha Mendis (6 wickets for 8 runs)
Most catches as a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni 32 (21 catches, 11 stumpings)
Most catches as a fielder: AB de Villiers (23 catches).

tag: ICC T20 World Cup, ipl 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunil Narayan, T20 World Cup, West Indies Cricket Team

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