After an early knockout in the T20 World Cup, the West Indies would be eager to prove a point. Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies white-ball captain, announced his retirement following a disastrous WT20 and all bets are off from this current team. The unhinged West Indies will now square off against the Mighty Aussies in their own backyard.
The two-match test series against these Windies and Australia will commence on November 30th, Wednesday. Cricket West Indies (CWI), recently announced a 15-member squad touring Australia with Kraigg Braithwaite regaining his spot as captain despite spurious rumours.
However, one particular name in the squad that has caught everyone’s attention is Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who is the son of the former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Like his father, Tagenarine bats up in the order and is a left-handed batter by nature.
The 26-year-old batter has been in astounding rhythm this year and currently holds an average of over 75 this year. Moreover, the Guyanese batter has also been the second-highest run-getter for West Indies in the domestic circuit.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul Smashes a Ton Against Prime Ministers XI
Before the inception of the official tour, West Indies are partaking in a four-day warm-up encounter against Prime Ministers XI.
After electing to bat first at Manuka Oval, the Prime Ministers XI constructed 322/10 with the bat, courtesy of Matt Renshaw 81(168) and Marcus Harris 73 (124). As far as the Windies are concerned, Alzari Joseph picked up 4 scalps in 19.5 overs.
In the second innings, captain Braithwaite alongside Tagenarine spearheaded the scorecard for the Windies. Braithwaite departed after striking 47 (98), but Tagenarine kept marching forward. Tagenarine played a scintillating knock of 119 off 293 balls to assist West Indies in reaching a secure position in the first innings. He only hit one maximum, but his knock included 13 boundaries.
Tagenarine, just like his father, absorbed pressure early on and demonstrated true composure on the field. His innings helped Windies register 235 on board. Following his century, parallels were drawn between his stance and flair and his father’s.
Furthermore, A video medley of the father-and-son combination was uploaded by Cricket Australia on social media accounts. The video certainly turned back the clock as it complines several euphoric shots played by the duo.