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Australia v West Indies 2022/23

Watch: Tagenarine Chanderpaul bats with uncanny similarity to father Shivnarine, hits century in West Indies warm-up for Australia Tests

Watch: Tagenarine Chanderpaul on the left, Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the right
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of legendary West Indies batter Shivnarine, made a century in his side’s warm-up against a Prime Minister’s XI ahead of next week’s Test series v Australia.

The younger Chanderpaul, uncapped for his country, batted with a remarkably similar style to that of his father, famed for his singular and instantly recognisable technique.

Chanderpaul’s crab-like method, which would see him start with an open stance and his front foot well outside leg-stump before stepping towards the ball, garnered him over 20,000 runs for West Indies, and he is arguably the last great Test batter to emerge from the Caribbean.


His son is set to make his debut against Australia, and, from the looks of things, has the game to emulate his father. The 26-year-old made a century in his most recent first-class game, against Bangladesh A, and notched a century for West Indies against a Prime Minister’s XI at Canberra.

His 119 was his side’s only score above 50 and accounted for more than half of his side’s 235.

A video uploaded by cricket.com.au highlighted the eerie similarities between Tagenarine and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, showing a succession of near identical strokes side by side.

Watch Tagenarine Chanderpaul bat like Shivnarine Chanderpaul below:

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