Shivnarine Chanderpaul Wife, Son, Height, Age, Teams, Stats, Records and More

Updated on: Jul 11, 2023 12:39 pm IST

West Indies batsman shivnarine chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a legendary West Indies batsman and one of the three players whose international career spanned over two decades. Chanderpaul scored more than 20,000 runs in international cricket and is the second most in Tests after Lara for West Indies.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Nickname: Tiger, Shiv
Profession: Former cricketer
Role: Left-hand batsman
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight (approx.): NA
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 16 August 1974
Age 48 years
Birth Place: Unity Village, Guyana
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Leo
Nationality: Guyanese
School: NA
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA


Father: Khemraj Chanderpaul
Mother: Uma Chanderpaul
Son: Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Hinduism
Address: NA

Is Shivnarayan Chandrapal a Hindu?

Shivnarine Chanderpaul practices Hinduism as his religion. Despite representing the West Indies in cricket, he has maintained his ancestral faith.

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: 17 March 1994 vs England
ODI: 17 October 1994 vs India
T20: 16 February 2006 vs New Zealand
Jersey Number: 6
Major Team: West Indies, Derbyshire, Durham, Guyana, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Khulna Royal Bengals, Lancashire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Uva Next, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI
Nature on field: Calm
Likes to play against: NA
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

Career Turning Point

  • Chanderpaul toured England with the West Indies Under-19 cricket team to England in 1993, which earned him West Indies call-up.


  • Chanderpaul has second most Test runs (11,867) for West Indies, just 87 runs behind Brian Lara’s all-time record.
  • Chanderpaul is the first West Indian captain to score a ton on Test captaincy debut.
  • Chanderpaul holds the record for batting for the longest period of time (1,513 minutes) without being dismissed. He faced 1,051 balls in that inning, the highest by any batsman without being dismissed.


Shivnarine Chanderpaul Wife

Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
Wife name Amy Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Wife Amy Chanderpaul

Marriage Date: NA
Children: Tagenarine Chanderpaul (Guyana cricketer)

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Son

Awards and recognitions

  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008
  • ICC Player of the Year 2008

Why did Shivnarine Chanderpaul have tattoos under his eyes?

Chanderpaul used anti-glare stickers under his eyes to refract the sunlight.

Lesser Known Facts
  • Chanderpaul was considered to have the crabbiest batting technique in world cricket.
  • There is a street named Shiv Chanderpaul Drive after him in Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana.

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