DARREN SAMMY

  • West Indies wind up pressure on New Zealand ahead of World Cup quarters March 20, 2015

    Wellington: The West Indies' gamesmanship in the lead-up to Saturday's Cricket World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand proves the adage that many a true word is spoken in jest. The tone of the West Indies' trash talk has been that unbeaten New Zealand, unbeaten and riding a growing wave of expectation,...
  • World Cup: Gayle a definite starter for quarterfinal, says Darren Sammy March 18, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy says the team's injured leading batsman, Chris Gayle, will be ready to play the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand on Saturday despite not training with his teammates on Wednesday. Gayle missed the West Indies' final pool match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 28 March 6, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully, the face-off...
  • World Cup: India can celebrate Holi, we will celebrate win, says Sammy March 3, 2015

    Perth: Darren Sammy loves a laugh. He plays his cricket with a smile, and he seems never to take life seriously, except when his team is losing a game of cricket. At the Murdoch University ground on Tuesday (March 3), as his beloved West Indian side continued its preparations for Friday's...
  • Coming off defeats, Pakistan, Windies face off in World Cup February 20, 2015

    Christchurch: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool B match at Hagley Oval, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was mildly critical of some...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Michael Holding Slams 'Pathetic' West Indies February 17, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side's four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a "little bit pathetic". The Caribbean team collapsed to 87 for five in Nelson on Monday before Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89) guided them to a total of 304...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies on sliding scale of decline February 17, 2015

    Sydney: Darren Sammy needed treatment on his back, Andre Russell pulled up after bowling an embarrassing long-hop while fresh-faced captain Jason Holder speared a ball so wide that first slip was placed in immediate peril. In three crude snapshots, the decline of West Indies cricket was perfectly captured and another miserable...
  • Sammy, Mooney fined for swearing in World Cup match February 16, 2015

    Nelson: West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland bowler John Mooney have been fined 30 percent of their match fees as part of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on on-field behavior Sammy and Mooney were fined for separate incidents in the first innings of Ireland's shock four-wicket win over the West...
  • World Cup: Angry Sammy tells West Indies to shape up February 16, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy made no secret of his feelings following Monday's shattering World Cup defeat by Ireland, telling his team-mates they could not afford a repeat performance. "If we continue to play like that we won't be here for long for sure," the former West Indies skipper said, blaming...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 5 February 16, 2015

    (For blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Traditional giant-killers Ireland and under-pressure West Indies possess all the ingredients for a high-scoring clash in their opening World Cup match in Nelson. Both sides feature quality batsmen but relatively inexperienced bowling line-ups for a match they have each targeted...
  • South Africa comfortable to be among World Cup favourites January 30, 2015

    Centurion: South Africa will go into next month's World Cup, comfortable with their status as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. The West Indies, on the other hand, are banking on reaching the knockout phase and then producing their best form. There was a considerable gulf in performance between the...
  • Darren Sammy avoiding controversy over Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard omission January 16, 2015

    Durban: West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has said he would not be drawn into the controversy surrounding the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the regional squad for next month's ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)...
  • 3rd T20: Wiese fifer gives South Africa consolation win, Windies take series January 15, 2015

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk hit an unbeaten century and allrounder David Wiese took a five-wicket haul as South Africa crushed the West Indies by 69 runs in the third Twenty20 international at Kingsmead on Wednesday. Chris Gayle had led the West Indies to victory in the opening two matches of the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd T20 at Kingsmead January 14, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: MN van Wyk, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, JL Ontong(c), F Behardien, D Wiese, WD Parnell, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, AM Phangiso West Indies: LMP Simmons,...
  • Windies consider resting big guns for final T20 against South Africa January 14, 2015

    Durban: Captain Darren Sammy is hoping to rest several players for the third and final Twenty20 International here on Wednesday with the series already wrapped up, but has impressed upon his unit the importance of making a clean sweep. The West Indies arrived here on Monday fresh from taking a winning...
  • Darren Sammy beams after West Indies' memorable T20I win January 12, 2015

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said there was never any doubt his side could produce a world record chase to beat South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at the Wanderers. Set 232 for victory on Sunday, the Windies pulled off the highest run chase in the history...
  • Gayle, Pollard back as West Indies face South Africa in 1st T20 January 9, 2015

    After suffering a humiliating 2-0 Test series defeat, the West Indies will look to bounce back against South Africa in a three-match Twenty20 international series starting on Friday at Newlands. South Africa have rested their key players and have opted for an experimental squad for the shortest format of the game...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad December 25, 2014

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • Darren Sammy ducks issue of abandoned India tour November 2, 2014

    West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy evaded the contentious issue of the abandoned tour of India, after arriving in South Africa to represent Titans in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League. The all-rounder was a member of the one-day squad which quit the tour in protest over unsatisfactory terms and conditions of...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • Hopefully this time we can beat India in India: Darren Sammy October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy on Thursday said that his team would be eyeing a revenge for the One-day series loss of last time when they take on India in the five ODIs, starting in Kochi on October 8. "We have got lot of guys who are match winners and...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League July 22, 2014

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies in a rainhit contest July 6, 2014

    Roseau: Captain Brendon McCullum hit 40 off 35 balls as New Zealand wrapped up a 12run Duckworth/Lewis victory over the West Indies in a rainy opening Twenty20 at Windsor Park on Saturday. In a match reduced to 18 overs per side by light rain, New Zealand were well placed at 117...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Prematch: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • Glamorgan sign Sammy for T20 Blast May 27, 2014

    English county Glamorgan signed West Indian allrounder Darren Sammy for their ongoing T20 Blast season. Sammy, who took over the Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy from Shikhar Dhawan in the final few games of IPL, will play in the first home match of Glamorgan's campaign against unbeaten Sussex on Friday. The West Indies T20...
  • IPL 7: Yusuf Pathan blitz eliminates SRH, KKR No. 2 on points table May 24, 2014

    Yusuf Pathan sent Sunrisers Hyderabad into submission and Kolkata Knigh Riders to No. 2 on the points table with a stunning display of batsmanship that saw him score the fastest fifty in IPL history in just 15 balls to chase down SRH's 161 in just 14.2 overs at the Eden...