Although he has often played second-fiddle to brasher, more glamorous batsmen, Chanderpaul is one of the West Indies' most consistent and reliable performers.
Test debut: v England at Georgetown, 1993/94
ODI debut: v India at Faridabad, 1994/95
Right-arm leg-break bowler
In Antigua in 1994 it was Chanderpaul - still a teenager - who anchored the innings for four hours to support and encourage Brian Lara on his way to a world-record 375 against England.
There is little aesthetically pleasing about his dogmatic batting style with his unorthodox stance and loose wrists.
He has struggled with both form and fitness, missing several key tours in the last three years.
But he returned to his best in the home series against India a year ago, averaging 140, with three centuries. The highlight was 140 at home ground Georgetown.
And he also impressed on the return tour, with a six-hour century to secure a face-saving draw in Calcutta after West Indies had lost the first two Tests.