After a flurry of limited-overs cricket over the past few months, Test cricket has finally returned to the big stage.
The West Indies are currently traveling to Australia to face them in a three-match Test series.
The first match will take place on November 30 at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of former Carribbean batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been one of the West Indies’ most exciting debutants in this series.
After Australia posted a massive total of 598-4, the young left-handed batsman entered the field with his captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, to begin the innings.
However, as he batted throughout the innings, everyone was reminded of his father Shivnarine by his stance and the way he hit his shots.
The elder Chanderpaul took a rather unusual stance, positioning himself so that the bowler could see all three stumps.
He would, however, return to his normal position and play his shots while hitting them.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul impressed everyone with his ability to make unconventional strokes, which can be seen in his batting as well.
In an innings filled with six fours and one six, Tagenarine made an impressive 47 from 73 balls.
He is still not out and hopes to score a lot in his first inning.
Even his father-like appearance surprised Twitterati.A user added, “Daytarine Chanderpaul, son of Shivanarine Chanderpaul, bats like his father.”
Another user made a comment, “Chanderpaul is back… Glad to see junior Chanderpaul playing like senior but with a better strike rate.”
Back to the match, Australia won the first innings with a massive score of 598/4 and declared.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith each scored double centuries, and Travis head smashed a quick-fire 99.On Day 2, West Indies are 74/0 at sumps.
Tagenarine, who bats in the same unique position as his father, took the Australian fast bowlers’ blows and scored six boundaries and one four.
Tagenarine is close to emulating his father, Shivanarine, who scored a century in his first Test in 1994, batting at 47* at the end of Day 2.
As his father, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, played 164 Test matches and scored 11867 runs, Tagenarine must step into big shoes.
One of the greatest batters in the team’s history, the left-hander hit 30 centuries and 66 half centuries.
When Warner, Lyon, and Starc from Australia played Shivnarine in 2012, the West Indies batsman scored two half centuries.
Due to two double centuries earlier in the Test match, Australia posted a massive first innings total.
After David Warner’s early wicket, Marnus Labuschange and Steve Smith combined to score 251 runs in 398 balls.
After scoring 598 runs, the Australians declared their innings when Travis Head missed his century in agony.
Head, who was batting at 99 off 94 balls, missed out on a well-deserved century when he hit a ball into the stumps.