Sunil Narine

MATCH-WINNER: Sunil Narine of the Trinbago Knight Riders celebrates the dismissal of Devon Thomas of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots during the Hero Caribbean Premier League play-off eliminator at the Guyana National Stadium, in Providence, on Sunday. TKR won by six wickets to advance to the second Qualifier on Thursday against the Barbados Tridents at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, in Tarouba.

Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) skipper Kieron Pollard praised the grit and dedication of spinner Sunil Narine, who, despite having a painful finger injury, played in Sunday’s Hero Caribbean Premier League knock-out against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to earn the Player of the Match award and lead the defending champions to a hard-fought six-wicket victory.

“He showed he’s a world class bowler. He showed his mettle. He was in a lot of pain but he came out knowing what it meant for us and what we wanted to achieve. All credit must go to him the way that he bowled in such excruciating pain,” Pollard said of Narine’s impact with the ball.

St Kitts and Nevis skipper Carlos Brathwaite also underscored Narine’s role in the game saying: “Sunil is a world-class player but I think we showed him a little bit too much respect.”

After losing four matches on the trot, Pollard was happy to finally break the losing streak but noted that they will have to do better as they come up against Barbados Tridents in another knockout encounter on Thursday in Trinidad.


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