Sunil Narine © AFP
Sunil Narine © AFP

Sunil Narine wants more time to master his remodelled action and he does not want to be included in West Indies‘ squad for 2019 World Cup Qualifiers. Speaking to Line & Length, Narine said, “I just don’t want to rush back into international cricket and the 50-over game. I think I need to play some [domestic] 50-overs cricket, get accustomed again [instead of] rushing back and making a mess of myself.” Narine is busy playing for Trinidad & Tobago in the Regional Super50, and has thus far been the second-highest wicket-taker in the local 50-over tournament. His best figures read 5 for 10.

“It’s about my self-performance, and about self-belief, going out there and trying to perform for Trinidad and Tobago; once I can do that, I will be available for West Indies again,” he added.

West Indies players have a reputation of choosing franchise games over international cricket. Narine, however, has a different view. “I think playing for West Indies is the ultimate goal. I think you have to enjoy cricket, no matter where. So I will see how these [domestic] games go in the 50-over [format] and if I am comfortable and enjoying it, why not.”