Chanderpaul ends 22-year international career

Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the seventh highest Test match run maker in history, has announced his international retirement, 22 years after his debut. The 41-year-old former captain from Guyana ends his Test career on 11,867 runs, just 86 short of the West Indies all-time record held by Brian Lara. Chanderpaul, a gritty and stubborn left-handed batsman made his debut against England in March 1994, in his native Guyana, where he made a half-century, as West Indies won by an innings and 44 runs.

His final Test was also against England last May in Barbados where West Indies won by five wickets to level a three-Test series against Alastair Cook’s side. Chanderpaul’s highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37. He also posted a top score of 150 in one-day internationals, finishing with an average of 41.60.

Chanderpaul posted a top score of 150 in his 268 ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60 with his last 50-over match coming in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final loss to Pakistan in Dhaka. He made 8,778 one-day international runs with 11 centuries. Chanderpaul also played 22 times for the West Indies in the Twenty20 format, but his last outing was in 2010.