Picture of Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
West Indies, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Young West Indies, Delhi, West Indies Under-19, Pune, Melbourne Renegades, Duronto Rajshahi, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, St Lucia Stars, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Comilla Victorians, Peshawar Zalmi
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
58
Bowling:
84
Batting:
48
Bowling:
0
Batting:
17
Bowling:
59
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
February 05, 1981, Kingston

Profile

A composed and confident right-handed batsman, Jamaican Marlon Samuels is ranked very highly in West Indies cricket. He made his debut in 2000 when he was just 19 and was flown in to Australia straightaway, without even making his representation for Jamaica.

During the series, many critics started comparing Samuels to the legendary Viv Richards. However, the unfair load of expectations proved to be a building block for him and he exuded a calm and cool temperament. However, Samuels was dropped frequently from the side, as he was involved in one controversy after another. The form dipped and injury crept in. He made a comeback in 2005-06 but did little to boost his form and continued to perform poorly in the ODIs. Marlon was reported for a suspect action in 2008 but resumed to bowl from September, 2011.

Later, a dramatic, undefeated hundred against Pakistan in 2006 led to his selection for the World Cup where he showed brief glimpses of his batting. As years passed, the batsman in him grew but he was once again caught in the middle of awkward situations as the ICC banned him for two years in 2008 for match-fixing allegations. Thereafter, he returned to the international circuit in 2011 to face Pakistan in a T20I.

Samuels was the chief orchestrator in setting up West Indies' World Twenty20 final, in 2012 against Sri Lanka with a brilliant 78. In December 2013, deja vu caught up with him as ICC cleared Samuels to bowl his off-spin but deemed his quicker deliveries illegal after he along with Shane Shillingford were reported at the end of the historic Sachin Tendulkar-farewell Test in Mumbai.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 71 127 3917 7 32.64 47.65 7 24 260
ODI 192 181 5241 26 33.81 75.75 10 28 133*
T20 60 58 1469 10 30.60 115.21 0 10 89*
IPL 15 14 161 1 12.38 93.60 0 0 46
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 71 69 4392 2445 41 4/13 / 59.63 3.34 1 0 0 1
ODI 192 127 4925 3973 85 3/25 / 46.74 4.84 0 0 0 92
T20 60 29 476 615 22 3/23 / 27.95 7.75 0 0 0 5
IPL 15 11 214 284 9 3/39 / 31.55 7.96 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 28 0 2
ODI 50 0 7
T20 12 0 1
IPL 2 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 1 0 1 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2000-2016
 
ODI:
2000-2017
 
T20:
2007-2017
 
IPL:
2012-2017
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Dec 15, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Oct 30, 2016
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi - Oct 04, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Sep 29, 2017
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Jun 28, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street - Sep 16, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Apr 06, 2012
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 14, 2017
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