MARLON SAMUELS

  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series December 12, 2014

    Benoni (South Africa): West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday. Samuels powered his way to a double century to lift the West Indies to a mammoth 508 in their first innings against...
  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour October 28, 2014

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' October 25, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said that...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels October 24, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence October 24, 2014

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs October 9, 2014

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing a...
  • Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels October 9, 2014

    Kochi: All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here. The Caribbeans, who were on the...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch, says 322-run target was gettable October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat. Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Marlon Samuels takes West Indies to a thumping victory over India October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Riding on Marlon Samuels all-round performance, West Indies thrashed India by 124 runs in the first one-dayer to lead the five-match series 1-0. Chasing 322, India were all out for 197 in 41 overs with Shikhar Dhawan being the top-scorer for the hosts with 68 runs, while Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting lineup ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series, says strokemaker Marlon Samuels. The elegant righthander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five allrounders to watch out for March 14, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the allrounders to watch out for during the tournament. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan An aura of unpredictability always hangs around Shahid Afridi when he takes the cricket field. His swashbuckling batting and...
  • Sammy, Samuels, and Bopara fined for altercation March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies captain Darren Sammy is one of three players fined by the International Cricket Council, following an altercation during Sunday's first Twenty20 International against England. Sammy, along with teammate Marlon Samuels and England's Ravi Bopara, were slapped with level one breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, after being...
  • 1st T20: Samuels leads West Indies to 27-run victory March 10, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies returned to winning ways in the shortest variety, defeating England by 27 runs in the first T20 International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Sunday. Marlon Samuels, the star when the Caribbean side defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the last World...
  • Marlon Samuels out of West Indies ODI squad December 24, 2013

    Wellington: An injured wrist has ruled batsman Marlon Samuels out of the West Indies oneday squad to face New Zealand, with Chadwick Walton called in as cover, team officials said Tuesday. West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said Samuels would return home to see if surgery was required on his right...
  • Boult stars as New Zealand crush West Indies in 2nd Test December 13, 2013

    Wellington: Seamer Trent Boult delivered careerbest figures of 10 for 80 as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs inside three days to complete their first Test victory in more than a year on Friday. The 24yearold Boult had taken 6 for 40, including five wickets in...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd Test December 13, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels made halfcenturies to guide the West Indies to 158 for 4 in reply to New Zealand first innings of 441 at stumps on Thursday. On a day when rain restricted play to 62...
  • 2nd Test: Wickets put New Zealand ahead on Day 2 December 12, 2013

    Wellington: Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels made halfcenturies to guide the West Indies to 158 for 4 in reply to New Zealand first innings of 441 at stumps on Thursday on the second day of the second Test. On a day when rain restricted play to 62 overs, Edwards and Samuels...
  • Unease over pending results on Shillingford and Samuels bowling test December 10, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he does not believe the International Cricket Council (ICC) should reveal the results of bowling test conducted on Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels while the second Test against New Zealand is underway. The deadline for the report into their action passes midway through the...
  • 1st Test Day 1, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 3, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page West Indies have won the toss and opted to field against New Zealand in the first Test at Dunedin. New Zealand's Test series against West Indies could define captain Brendon McCullum's future with the aggressive batsman battling a chronic back...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Yuvraj give India series win over West Indies November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's inform batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma didn't deliver on Wednesday, but opener Shikhar Dhawan's 119 and Yuvraj Singh's returntoform 55 ensured India didn't need to break much sweat in chasing West Indies' competitive 263 for 5 in the third and deciding ODI of the three match...