Sunil Narine has been an important part of West Indies cricket team. However, he has been facing many issues recently including his bowling arm injury finger and the issue of his legality of bowling action. These issues may be the reason behind his exclusion in ICC World cup 2019 squad of West Indies. Sunil Narine was disappointed of not being selected in world cup squad for West Indies, but feels that it’s a right decision as he is facing injury issue of his finger.
Sunil Narine said
“I would have loved to play in the World Cup. I have missed international cricket and I’ve missed representing West Indies. It’s where my heart lies. But I don’t feel my finger is quite ready for ODI cricket. I can get through a T20 where I bowl just four overs.”
“But even that isn’t easy and I need help from the physio. It’s holding me back from playing international cricket. I wouldn’t be able to do myself or the team justice. But I don’t think it would be right to go into such a big tournament carrying an injury that won’t permit an increased workload and stress on the finger. The performances are fine, but I need to build up the required strength to go from four to 10 overs regularly. I can’t say for sure at the moment.”
Narine may be selected in world cup squad for West Indies if any other player is injured and he fulfills the position. On this, he said “You never want anyone to suffer an injury, but if it did happen and I was able to give West Indies my all, I would love to be part of it.”
On asked about his action, he said
“My action is as good and strong as it has ever been, It has taken a while to get to the point where I could bowl at full pace with the new action, but I’m comfortable and confident with it now. The pace and the variations are there, I just need to recover from the finger issue, build up strength, and I will be available for West Indies in both T20 and ODI cricket.”
Sunil Narine also said that International cricket is where he wants to be, but first he has to be 100% fit and then join West Indies cricket team. In world cup 2019 Ashley Nurse has been selected as a spinner in West Indies Squad.