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Marlon Samuels

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
West Indies, Jamaica, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Young West Indies, West Indies Under-19, Pune, Melbourne Renegades, Duronto Rajshahi, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Antigua Hawksbills
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
31
Bowling:
76
Batting:
58
Bowling:
75
Batting:
21
Bowling:
35
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 51 90 2983 6 35.51 48.57 5 20 260
ODI 159 149 3951 23 31.35 72.89 5 23 126
T20 35 33 834 5 29.78 121.75 0 7 85*
IPL 10 10 132 1 14.66 93.61 0 0 46
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 51 55 3183 1773 34 4/13 / 52.14 3.34 1 0 0 1
ODI 159 114 4513 3589 80 3/25 / 44.86 4.77 0 0 0 92
T20 35 25 416 539 19 3/23 / 28.36 7.77 0 0 0 5
IPL 10 9 196 250 9 3/39 / 27.77 7.65 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 23 0 2
ODI 43 0 7
T20 8 0 1
IPL 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2000-2013
 
ODI:
2000-2014
 
T20:
2007-2014
 
IPL:
2012-2013
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - South Australia - Dec 15, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 19, 2013
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi - Oct 04, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Jun 28, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 03, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Apr 06, 2012
Last played:
Pune Vs Punjab at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - Apr 07, 2013
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