Daren Sammy

Country: West Indies
Born: December 20, 1983, Micoud, St Lucia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Daren Sammy Bio

Daren Julius Garvey Sammy is a legendary cricket player hailing from St Lucia, marking his place in history as the first international cricketer from his homeland and the first to ever be named the captain of the West Indies cricket team. While his career was filled with notable achievements, he will forever be remembered for his exceptional leadership that led West Indies to clinch two T20 world titles in 2012 and 2016.

Sammy made his Test debut at the iconic Old Trafford stadium in 2007, where he showcased his immense talent by taking an incredible 7 wickets for 66 runs in the second innings. His exceptional performance included the remarkable feat of three wickets in a single over. However, despite this early success, Sammy faced difficulties in securing a regular spot in the Test team over the next couple of years. Nonetheless, he remained a consistent presence in the one-day team, consistently contributing with both bat and ball.

In 2009, Sammy unleashed his bowling prowess during a Test series against Bangladesh, culminating in 12 wickets and firmly establishing his capabilities as a top-tier cricketer. He further solidified his status as a rising star during Zimbabwe’s tour of the Caribbean in 2010, becoming the first West Indian player to claim five wickets in a T20I match. Although West Indies lost that particular game, Sammy’s exceptional bowling performances in the subsequent one-day series greatly contributed to the team’s victory, as he managed to take eight wickets with an impressive average of 12.50 and an astonishing economy rate of just 2.85.

Sammy’s remarkable abilities were further showcased during West Indies’ clash with South Africa in 2010, where he shone with the bat, scoring at a phenomenal strike rate of 145.31. He even set a record for the fastest half-century by a West Indian at that time during the second ODI in North Sound. Due to Chris Gayle’s absence from the team in 2010, Sammy was bestowed with the honor of leading both the Test and one-day squads. In 2011, he steered the West Indies to their first Test victory in two years, spearheading the team with a stellar performance that yielded seven wickets against Pakistan in Providence.

While Sammy achieved many triumphs, the overall success of his captaincy was mixed. Following a six-match winning streak against New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe, the team suffered heavy losses against India and New Zealand. Sammy’s individual batting and bowling performances were deemed unsatisfactory during this period, leading to his replacement as Test captain by Denesh Ramdin in May 2014.

Despite the conclusion of his international career, Sammy continued to display his cricketing brilliance through franchise T20 cricket. Leading the Peshawar Zalmi to victory in the Pakistan Super League in 2017 and guiding the St Lucia Zouks to the final of the Caribbean Premier League in 2020, Sammy proved his leadership prowess extended beyond the international arena. In 2022, he was honored with the position of coach for the Peshawar Zalmi.

Daren Sammy’s enduring legacy is one of determination, leadership, and exceptional skills on the cricket field. Throughout his career, he inspired countless young cricketers in St Lucia and the wider West Indies, leaving an indelible mark on the sport.

Daren Sammy Career Stats

Daren Sammy Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 63 2 1323 106 21.68 1949 67.88 1 5 157 34 65 0
T20Is 68 52 18 587 42* 17.26 398 147.48 0 0 45 31 31 0
ODIs 126 105 30 1871 89 24.94 1870 100.05 0 9 145 84 67 0
FC 96 158 9 3549 121 23.81 - - 2 22 - - 137 0
List A 191 161 37 3092 89 24.93 - - 0 14 - - 104 0
T20s 320 269 77 3918 71* 20.4 2831 138.39 0 6 253 237 123 0

Daren Sammy Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 38 65 6215 3007 84 7/66 8/98 35.79 2.9 73.9 1 4 0
T20Is 68 59 916 1116 44 5/26 5/26 25.36 7.31 20.8 1 1 0
ODIs 126 119 4956 3851 81 4/26 4/26 47.54 4.66 61.1 1 0 0
FC 96 - 13744 6312 217 7/66 - 29.08 2.75 63.3 6 10 0
List A 191 - 7654 5850 154 4/16 4/16 37.98 4.58 49.7 5 0 0
T20s 320 219 3423 4526 160 5/26 5/26 28.28 7.93 21.3 2 1 0

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