Tagenarine Brandon Chanderpaul is a young and talented cricketer from Guyana who has been making waves in the world of cricket. Born on May 31, 1996, he is the eldest son of the legendary West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Tagenarine made his international debut for the West Indies cricket team in November 2022, and has been making a name for himself in the domestic circuit as well.
At a young age, Tagenarine showed immense potential as a cricketer. He was a prolific run-scorer for Guyana at the youth level, which earned him a spot in the Windies squad for the 2014 Under-19s World Cup held in the UAE. During the tournament, he scored an unbeaten 84 against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi, which helped propel the Windies to an eventual 167 run win over the Zimbabweans. He then scored 93 against Canada to notch a consecutive man of the match award in a 67 run win. With this victory, the West Indians progressed to the tournament’s knock out stages.
In February 2013, at the young age of 16, Tagenarine made his first-class debut for Guyana against Leeward Islands in the regional four-day competition at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound. His father Shivnarine had also made his first-class debut for Guyana as a teenager, when he was 18. Shivnarine was playing the Bangladesh Premier League and was away during the course of his son’s debut. Tagenarine’s early form was impressive, but he was later dropped from the Guyana Jaguars Cricket team due to a lack of form.
However, he was still offered a contract with the franchise along with fellow under19 stars: Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Gudakesh Motie, all of whom made international debuts for the West Indies. Tagenarine continued to work hard on his game and was included in the Demerara senior team to partake in the Guyana Cricket Board Inter County four-day Competition in July 2015, where he looked to be a prolific scorer and make a claim for a second burst in first-class cricket.
In the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition, Tagenarine had the chance to bat with his father Shivnarine for several innings. In March 2017, the Chanderpauls became the first father-son partnership to both score 50s in the same First-Class innings since CK and CN Nayudu in 1956–57. This was a proud moment for the Chanderpaul family and a testament to their hard work and dedication to the game of cricket.
On January 13, 2018, Tagenarine scored his maiden first-class century against Barbados. He scored an unbeaten 101 runs facing 275 balls and hitting nine boundaries. The match ended in a draw, but Tagenarine’s performance was a clear indication of his potential as a cricketer. He followed this up with another century on January 10, 2019, against Windward Islands. He scored 117 runs facing 484 deliveries and hitting 10 boundaries, and Guyana won the match by 8 wickets.
In October 2019, Tagenarine was named in Guyana’s squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament, where he managed to bring his fine form. He was the second-highest run-getter in the 2021-22 West Indies four-day championship, scoring 439 runs in eight innings at an average of 73.16 including two centuries. His third first-class century came against Barbados, scoring an unbeaten 140 runs which Guyana won