Deonarine and Permaul: Guyana batsmen looking to shine in India

Looking to make their mark in India to make it to the national team, Deonarine and Permaul are focussed Guyana men who are confident of the resurgence of Caribbean cricket.

updated: September 25, 2013 12:12 IST
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Narsingh Deonarine is 30 years old and has played 14 Tests for West Indies. He was first picked when some of the regulars were out of the Test team because of a contract dispute in 2005. A batting average of under 30 in both Tests and One-Day Internationals suggests he is a couple of notches below gold class, but he has been an extremely consistent scorer on the domestic circuit in the Caribbean over the years to remain in the fray.

Veerasammy Permaul is six years younger than Deonarine and has played just two Tests, both against Bangladesh, where he picked up eight wickets, and is talked about as one of the more promising young West Indian spinners at the moment.

Both are from Guyana, they are friends as you can make out from their camaraderie, and are in India as part of the West Indies A team, hoping to do well enough to stay on for the upcoming Test series. Though somewhat reticent, they spoke to Wisden India on a variety of subjects, from their personal careers to the increasing number of Indian-origin cricketers making a name for themselves at the top level in the West Indies.

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