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Darren Sammy

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
West Indies, Glamorgan, Nottinghamshire, Northern Windwards, Rest of Windward Islands, Stanford Super Stars, St Lucia, Titans, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Windward Islands, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI, Bangalore, West Indies Under-19, Hobart Hurricanes, Hyderabad, St Lucia Zouks
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
59
Bowling:
66
Batting:
61
Bowling:
47
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
December 20, 1983, Micoud, St Lucia

Profile

Darren Sammy has already found a place in St. Lucia's folklore after becoming the first international cricketer to emerge from the region and represent West Indies. A big-hitting batsman who can bowl medium pace and extract decent movement, Sammy is a player perfectly suited to the shorter formats of the game.

A member of the Under-19 World Cup squad, Sammy spent a good part of the next two years at the Marylebone Cricket Club before being called up to the senior team in the summer of 2004. He made his ODI debut against New Zealand in a rain abandoned game, but just a game later, was dropped. After being left out in the wilderness till 2007, he staged a sensational comeback picking up 8 wickets, which included figures of 7/66 in the second innings, in his debut Test against England in Manchester. Inconsistency in the longest format of the game meant that he struggled to seal a permanent place but was a mainstay in the limited overs internationals.

Sammy's leadership skills were also on show as he led the side against Canada in only his 37th ODI and later in the T20I format. After a good outing in the 2010 World Twenty20, he scored the fastest fifty for West Indies in ODIs. Coming in at No.9, he nearly pulled off a miraculous chase with a 24-ball 58-run innings. He was handed over the captaincy reins in October 2010 after Chris Gayle did not sign a central contract in 2010. With the added pressure of batting and bowling, Sammy led the team to a disappointing World Cup in 2011, but a few months later, he helped West Indies achieve their first Test victory in two years, against Pakistan. More laurels followed, as he led the Caribbean men to their first-ever World Twenty20 title in 2012. The following year, Sammy was bought by Hyderabad for the sixth Indian T20 League season. He was later removed as the ODI captain for the Champions Trophy but retained as Test and T20I skipper.

Test captaincy hasn't been the best for the power-hitter as West Indies have been dominated by every opposition they have played against. T20Is have been the only format in which West Indies have been consistent. After winning the 2012 World T20, they reached to the semi-finals of World T20 in Bangladesh. Captain Sammy has always been impressive with his batting rather than his bowling as the lusty blows once connected, stay hit. Sammy was retained by the Hyderabad franchise when they used the 'Right to Match' card for him at a price of Rs. 3.5 Crores in the seventh season of the Indian T20 League.


Fast Facts

  • Darren Sammy was the first West Indian to have taken a five-wicket haul in T20Is.

 

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 38 63 1323 2 21.68 67.88 1 5 106
ODI 126 105 1871 30 24.94 100.05 0 9 89
T20 58 45 511 15 17.03 152.99 0 0 42*
IPL 22 20 295 5 19.66 122.40 0 1 60
CLT20 3 3 66 0 22.00 157.14 0 1 50
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 38 65 6215 3007 84 7/66 / 35.79 2.90 1 4 0 29
ODI 126 119 4956 3851 81 4/26 / 47.54 4.66 1 0 0 61
T20 58 53 838 994 43 5/26 / 23.11 7.11 1 1 0 15
IPL 22 19 236 350 11 4/22 / 31.81 8.89 1 0 0 8
CLT20 3 3 54 77 2 2/21 / 38.50 8.55 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 65 0 3
ODI 67 0 2
T20 27 0 8
IPL 9 0 2
CLT20 1 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 30 8 12 0 10 26.67
ODI 51 19 30 1 1 37.25
T20 39 21 15 1 2 53.85
IPL 4 2 2 0 0 50

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2013
 
ODI:
2004-2015
 
T20:
2007-2015
 
IPL:
2013-2015
 
CLT20:
2013-2013
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 07, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 19, 2013
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jul 08, 2004
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Mar 21, 2015
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Jun 28, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Jan 14, 2015
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Apr 25, 2013
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Hyderabad at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Apr 13, 2015
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 24, 2013
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Titans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013
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