Full Name

Daren Julius Garvey Sammy

Born

December 20, 1983, Micoud, St Lucia

Age

38y 342d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Daren Julius Garvey Sammy is the first international cricketer from St Lucia and the first to be named West Indies captain. But he will be remembered for leading West Indies to two T20 world titles, a stirring victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo 2012 and an even more thrilling one against England in Kolkata four years later.

He made his Test debut at Old Trafford in 2007 and took 7 for 66 in the second innings - a performance that included three wickets in one over. In the next two years, Sammy struggled to hold down a place in the Test side but remained a fairly permanent fixture in the one-day team.

Playing for a weakened team against Bangladesh in 2009, he ended the two-Test series with 12 wickets. Further success with the ball came on Zimbabwe's tour of the Caribbean in 2010, when he became the first West Indian to take five wickets in a T20I. West Indies went on to lose that game, but Sammy's bowling in the one-day series that followed - he took eight wickets at 12.50 and an economy rate of just 2.85 - was a major factor in the home side's win. He was also one of the bright spots in West Indies' whitewashing by the South Africans later that year, although this time it was his batting that grabbed the attention: he scored at a strike rate of 145.31, and registered the fastest half-century by a West Indian at the time, in the second ODI in North Sound.

After Chris Gayle did not sign a central contract in 2010, Sammy was named captain of the Test and one-day teams, and he led West Indies to their first Test win in two years, taking seven wickets against Pakistan in Providence in 2011, but overall the results were disappointing. Though West Indies won six in a row - against New Zealand (at home), Bangladesh and Zimbabwe - they then lost heavily against India and New Zealand (away). Sammy's batting and bowling performances were less than impressive and he was replaced as Test captain by Denesh Ramdin in May 2014.

Sammy continued to play franchise T20 cricket after his international career wound down, leading Peshawar Zalmi to the PSL title in 2017 and St Lucia Zouks to the CPL final in 2020. He was appointed Zalmi coach in 2022.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test38632132310621.68194967.881515734650
ODI1261053018718924.941870100.050914584670
T20I68521858742*17.26398147.48004531310
FC961589354912123.812221370
List A1911613730928924.930141040
T2032026977391871*20.402831138.39062532371230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test386562153007847/668/9835.792.9073.9140
ODI12611949563851814/264/2647.544.6661.1100
T20I68599161116445/265/2625.367.3120.8110
FC961374463122177/6629.082.7563.36100
List A191765458501544/164/1637.984.5849.7500
T20320219342345261605/265/2628.287.9321.3210
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Adam Hose receives his maiden CPL cap from Daren Sammy
Samuel Badree, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Daren Sammy in the media box
Rohit Sharma meets with Daren Sammy after the match
Daren Sammy gives a thumbs up to the players coming off the field
Daren Sammy talks to Nicholas Pooran following the series loss
Daren Sammy catches up with Chris Gayle before the game