Crowe believes Narine’s best is ahead of him


Former England woman's bowling coach Carl Crowe belives that West Indies Spin King Sunil Narine is yet to reach the peak of his powers.

Crowe, who is an English Cricket Board Level Four bowling coach, has been helping Narine since he was reported for an illegal action in November last year.

The former Leicestershire off break bowler told Trinidad and Tobago Newsday he believes picking up wickets will give Narine a great deal of confidence: “Getting wickets will do his confidence a lot of good."

"The best is yet to come because he wants to play for a long time. A lot of spinners develop after age 30.”

Narine missed out on the World T20 triumph with the West Indies as he had yet to fully adjust to his adapted action, Crowe spoke of Narine's disappointment: “He is passionate about playing for West Indies. He was disappointed that he was not in the West Indies T20 squad.”

The West Indies tweaker rose to be the number one ODI bowler in the world but Crowe believes he can get even better: “He works really hard on his game and he can improve."

"I think he is only 70 percent of where he can reach. When we first met we told each other that although you got called you can bounce back and be successful.”

The 28-year-old took 11 wickets in 11 matches in this years IPL a return that Crowe believes is mediocre for Narine: “I think because of his high standard it was an average IPL season.”

The Trinidadian has started the triangular series well taking 6/27 against South Africa in a man of the match performance before managing figures of 2/36 in a futile attempt to defend a score of 116.