Marlon Samuels

  • Samuels to play for Renegades in Big Bash October 22, 2012

    Melbourne: Hard-hitting West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has signed up a deal to play in the second season of Australia's Big Bash League, their domestic Twenty20 tournament, for Melbourne Renegades. Samuels will join Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan as the second international player for the Renegades. Fresh from his Man-of-the-Match...
  • I have a never-say-die attitude: Samuels October 9, 2012

    Colombo: Marlon Samuels will leave Sri Lanka on Monday having finally emerged from the shadows of a controversial career to revive West Indian cricket with a splendid all-round display. Samuels starred with bat and ball as the West Indies ended a 33-year wait for a world title, when Darren Sammy's...
  • Samuels calls neckerchief a lucky charm October 8, 2012

    Colombo: Marlon Samuels turned up with more than just his best form in Sunday's World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The 31-year-old Jamaican, architect of West Indies' 36-run victory over the hosts, was seen wearing a yellow neckerchief, which he later described as his lucky charm. "[It's for] good luck,"...
  • WI move up to 2nd on T20 charts, India slip to 3rd October 8, 2012

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team's World Twenty20 campaign pushed it to third place in the ICC T20 rankings while this year's champion West Indies jumped five places to grab the second spot. India, ousted at the Super Eight stage, are a point behind the Caribbeans at 120 in the rankings which...
  • Cricketnext's ICC World T20 XI October 8, 2012

    Here is Cricketnext's XI following the completion of the World T20. It wasn't a very difficult task as most players have chosen themselves with a string of top-class performances. Take a look and see what you make of it. 1.Shane Watson (Aus) Matches-6 Runs-249 HS-72 Avg-49.80 Wickets-11 BB-3/26...
  • Samuels innings made all the difference: Chopra October 8, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts review West Indies' World T20 win on Sunday night. ...
  • Sammy dedicates World T20 win to fans back home October 7, 2012

    Colombo: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Sunday dedicated their World Twenty20 triumph to fans back home and said it is a step in the "right direction" and will usher in a new beginning for cricket in the Caribbean islands. An inspired West Indies clinched the crown with a comfortable 36-run...
  • World T20: Unified West Indies fulfill a dream October 7, 2012

    It's unlikely that South Korean rapper PSY would have envisioned that his smash hit Gangnam Style would have such global appeal that in cricket grounds across Sri Lanka a merry band of West Indians would be gyrating to his viral video's wacky dance steps while winning the hearts of a...
  • World T20: West Indies beat Sri Lanka to lift trophy October 7, 2012

    Colombo: It wasn’t perhaps the jamboree final that people expected considering the batting firepower on view, but at the end of 38.4 engaging overs it was West Indies who stood holding aloft the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 – their first major tournament since 2004 and only second since 1979. Sri...
  • Samuels gears up for World T20 challenge September 15, 2012

    Colombo: In-form top order batsman Marlon Samuels says he believes he will have a key role to play in the West Indies team for the ICC World T20 starting in Sri Lanka next week. The top-order batsman, who also bowls off-spin, is expected to be called upon with both bat and...
  • WI beat NZ to sweep Test series 2-0 August 6, 2012

    Kingston: Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck an unbeaten 43 and nightwatchman Kemar Roach hit an aggressive 41 on Sunday to guide the West Indies to a five-wicket victory over New Zealand early on the fourth day of the second Test. Resuming on 135 for 4 at Sabina Park, the hosts comfortably reached their...
  • Unpaid players asked to skip BPL July 11, 2012

    The inaugural franchise-based Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh was held in February and attracted top international cricketers, including former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and flamboyant West Indies opener Chris Gayle. According to a Federation of International Cricketers' Association(FICA) statement, at least 12 overseas players were yet to receive their full payments amounting...
  • Gayle's presence made century memorable: Samuels July 8, 2012

    Kingston: Stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said on Saturday that his first international century in the Caribbean had been made even more special by the presence of fellow Jamaican Chris Gayle. The right-handed Samuels stroked an exquisite, unbeaten 101 and shared 129 for the third wicket with Gayle who got 125, as the...
  • Patience has been the key: Samuels June 10, 2012

    Birmingham: In-form batsman Marlon Samuels says he owes his recent success against World No.1 England to a new patient attitude, especially in the challenging bowler-friendly English conditions. The right-hander stroked a top score of 76 on the third day of the final Test at Edgbaston as the West Indies, sent...
  • Career-best rankings for Bresnan, Samuels May 29, 2012

    Dubai: Tim Bresnan, the England allrounder, and West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels have climbed to career-best ICC rankings after the end of the second Test at Trent Bridge. Bresnan took a match haul of 8 for 41 and scored a vital 39 in England’s nine-wicket win over West Indies, beating...
  • Gibson urges West Indies critics to keep patience May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson urged Caribbean cricket fans to keep faith with his youthful side after their latest defeat, admitting criticism from "your own people" was tough to take. The West Indies lost the second Test against England, and with it the three-match series, after going down by...
  • England beat West Indies to take 2-0 series lead May 28, 2012

    Nottingham: England clinched the Test series against West Indies by winning the second match at Trent Bridge by nine wickets on Monday. England cantered to victory, closing on 111 for 1 on the fourth day after captain Andrew Strauss made 45 and Alastair Cook finished unbeaten on 43. Marlon Samuels claimed...
  • Samuels and Sammy can bail us out again: Rampaul May 28, 2012

    Nottingham: Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul said that the West Indies have placed their confidence again onthe pair of captain Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels to bail the Caribbean side out of their latest crisis. Trailing England by 58 runs on the first innings, the West Indies plummeted to 61 for six...
  • 2nd Test: England reach 259-2 vs WI; trail by 111 May 26, 2012

    Nottingham: England cut West Indies' lead to 111 on day two of the second test at Trent Bridge, reaching 259-2 at stumps on Saturday in reply to West Indies 370 all out. England captain Andrew Strauss overcame a nervous start to produce and increasingly fluent 102 not out from 205...
  • West Indies coach pleased with seniors' effort May 21, 2012

    London: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said that he is pleased with the manner in which the senior players have stepped up in order to compensate for the inexperienced members of the unit. He was speaking after Shivnarine Chanderpaul (91) and Marlon Samuels (86), the side's two most experienced...
  • Lord's Test: England lose two in chase of 191 May 21, 2012

    London: The first Test at Lord's is set for a thrilling finale, after West Indies left England rocking at 10 for 2 at stumps on Sunday, chasing a victory target of 191. Kemar Roach took 2 for 7 to remove England captain Andrew Strauss and nightwatchman Jimmy Anderson, capitalizing on an...
  • Broad gives England early advantage vs WI May 18, 2012

    London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad took a six-wicket haul on Thursday to reduce West Indies to 243-9 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at Lord's despite Shivnarine Chanderpaul's fighting 87 not out. Broad finished with 6 for 72 from 24.4 overs after claiming five wickets...