Sunil Narine's Trinidad & Tobago coach, Kelvin Williams, has said that the offspinner must add more variations to his repertoire to avoid "fading away" like Sri Lanka offspinner Ajantha Mendis.
Williams, who was in charge of T&T when Narine made his first-class debut in 2009, said that the offspinner must continue to work hard to avoid being picked by batsmen around the world. "He has got to develop variations," Williams told Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. "In international cricket batsmen will work you out so you can fade away if you don't do that and that is what happened to Mendis. Narine is too smart for that to happen to him, though, but the first two years of his career will be a dream start."
Mendis had a sensational debut Test series, against India in 2008, with a record 26 wickets but failed to live up to his promise and is no longer a permanent fixture in the Sri Lanka squad.