Narine reveals unsettling tactics

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Spin bowler Sunil Narine is eager to capitalise on the momentum gained through the Indian Premier League, when the West Indies and New Zealand meet for two Twenty20 Internationals at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica, next month.

Spin bowler Sunil Narine is eager to capitalise on the momentum gained through the Indian Premier League, when the West Indies and New Zealand meet for two Twenty20 Internationals at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica, next month.

Kolkata Knight Riders recruit Narine has clinched a dozen wickets in eight fixtures in the 2014 edition of the IPL. His position in the International Cricket Council's rankings for T20I bowlers, meanwhile, is second.

"I try and mix it up as much as possible. In this format, you do not have too many overs. The key is to keep the batsmen guessing at all times, and make sure that you never let them settle down in the middle," Narine told <i>Times of India</i>.

"In this format, the batsmen are always looking to score as many runs as possible. So, I do not think they come out with a plan of not attacking any particular bowler.

"They might tend to be a little more cautious with some bowlers, but they are always waiting for the next loose ball to capitalise on. So, my job is to make sure that I offer them as little as possible , but at the same time try to take wickets."

The 25-year-old Narine has secured a telling 36 wickets in 29 T20Is since March 2012's debut against Australia in Gros Islet, including a personal best four for 12 against New Zealand in Lauderhill.

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