A West Indian cricketer of Indian origin, the awkward Chanderpaul is accepted for his abidingness and adeptness to stick on the wicket for continued hours. He is accepted in the cricketing apple for his beatnik front-on batting stance, although he accouterment his anatomy into a added accepted position back he plays the ball, appropriately authoritative him a abounding scorer on both abandon of the wicket. His attitude allows him to get best of his runs abaft the wicket. Chanderpaul is acclaimed for arena larboard arm circuit bowlers by accepting his pad alfresco the band of off-stump, and ambuscade his bat abaft the pad, in apery of a shot, but afterwards the accident of binding the ball.
Chanderpaul's aboriginal notable appulse on Test candid was as actuality the aftermost batting accomplice of Brian Lara back Lara bankrupt Gary Sobers' almanac of 365 not out in the fifth and final Test adjoin England in 1993-94. Lara went on to accomplish 375 afore he was bent off Andrew Caddick's bowling, administration a 219-run angle with Chanderpaul, who was larboard not out on 75.
Chanderpaul fabricated his aboriginal Test aeon in his 19th Test bout - afterwards accepting denticulate 15 half-centuries in the above-mentioned 18 matches. In the third of a five-Test alternation adjoin India in 1996-97, he fabricated 137* at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. He additionally featured with his Guyanese counterpart, and accepted West Indian carnality captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, authoritative 104 in block a apple almanac 418 to win in the fourth innings of the final Test bout adjoin Australia in 2002-03.
Chanderpaul's best aboriginal chic account is 303* adjoin Jamaica for Guyana, and, admitting his acceptability as a adamant batsman, he has additionally fabricated the fourth fastest aeon in Test cricket, scoring three abstracts in aloof 67 assurance at the Bourda, Guyana, additionally in the 2002-03 alternation adjoin Australia. This innings was alert as quick as his abutting fastest, and took 267 deliveries beneath than he bare to ability 100 adjoin India the antecedent season.
He was called captain of West Indies in the aboriginal Test adjoin South Africa in March 2005 in Guyana, afterwards seven chief players including captain Brian Lara were alone in a advocacy row. He emulated Graham Dowling to become alone the additional amateur to accomplish a bifold aeon on admission as a Test captain, scoring an best 200 and authoritative a antic acknowledgment in the aboriginal Test. It was arise that Lara would acknowledgment to the aggregation for the additional Test, but Chanderpaul would absorb the captaincy for the blow of the series. He was called to the band of twenty for the Apple XI to face Australia in the Super Test in October 2005, but back the band was cut to fourteen names in August his name was not mentioned.
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Chanderpaul's Test bout batting career, assuming runs denticulate (red bars) and the boilerplate of the aftermost ten innings (blue line).
Chanderpaul charcoal one of the best recognisable faces in all of the West Indies, decidedly his built-in Guyana, and he has arise a continued way from his aboriginal fifty in his aboriginal Test adjoin England in 1993-94 at Bourda to his accepted cachet as a above captain.
In April 2006, Chanderpaul accommodated as West Indies captain in adjustment to apply on his batting. He captained a anemic West Indies team, and his almanac was not a acknowledged one. In fourteen Tests he won one and absent ten with three draws. In sixteen one-day internationals, he won two and absent fourteen. Later in the ages the captaincy was adequate to adept batsman Brian Lara.
Chanderpaul has afresh accomplished the anniversary of 100 Test caps, the 8th West Indian to do so and the aboriginal of East Indian descent.At the cessation of the 2008 Australian bout of the West Indies, Chanderpaul will arise in the All Star band up for the 2008 Hong Kong Sixes on 8 November 2008. The Hong Kong Sixes was formed in 1992, and has become an anniversary fixture, alluring greats such as Brian Charles Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve and Mark Waugh, Sir Viv Richards, Andrew Flintoff, Adam Gilchrist, and Wasim Akram.