Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Marlon samuels

Marlon Samuels      

Full name Marlon Nathaniel Samuels
Born January 5, 1981, Kingston, Jamaica
Current age 29 years 275 days
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Brother - RG Samuels
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels
Batting and fielding averages
List A160149244032108*32.25430440
Bowling averages
List A16048273650994/214/2136.864.5348.7200
Career statistics
Test debutAustralia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 15-19, 2000 scorecard
Last TestWest Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debutSri Lanka v West Indies at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 4, 2000 scorecard
Last ODIWest Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Apr 15, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debutEngland v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 28, 2007 scorecard
Last T20ISouth Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Jan 18, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut1996/97
Last First-classJamaica v Trinidad & Tobago at Kingston, Apr 24-26, 2008 scorecard
List A debut1999/00
Last List AWest Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Apr 15, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debutBermuda v Jamaica at Coolidge, Jul 21, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica at Port of Spain, Jul 31, 2010 scorecard
Marlon Samuels is a right-hander of immense ability, whose composed start to his Test career prompted unfair comparisons with Viv Richards. When Samuels flew into Australia for the third Test of the 2000-01 series, he was only 19 and had yet to represent his native Jamaica in a first-class match. His technique was near to faultless: perfectly balance, standing utterly still at the crease, moving smoothly into his strokes off either foot. His undistinguished offspin also claimed a couple of wickets, though his action would later be called into question. He exudes a bull-headed confidence - he used to skip his schoolwork on the basis that exams were irrelevant to future Test cricketers. That confidence, which often overflowed into perceived arrogance, almost got him sent home from India late in 2002 after he defied a team curfew - but he was kept on, and responded with his a disciplined maiden Test century in Kolkata. But he struggled with both form and injury, and was dropped after two poor home Tests against Sri Lanka in 2003. He made a comeback for the tour of Australia in 2005-06 but didn't contribute anything of substance in the two Tests he played. An 87 in the third Test against India in May raised hopes of a revival but runs continued to elude him in the ODI format. The drought continued in the 2006-07 season - he passed 15 only once in 12 games but, out of the blue came, the stunning unbeaten hundred against Pakistan in December 2006. In the next five games, leading to his selection to the World Cup, he compiled 216 runs with a match-winning 98, against India when West Indies chased down 268, being the standout knock. However, just before his selection, he was drawn into a major controversy after Nagpur police alleged that he passed on match-related information to an alleged bookie ahead of an ODI against India. He was included in the World Cup squad despite the ICC's investigations into the issue, where he only briefly shone, ending the tournament by running out Brian Lara in his last international innings. He lost his place for the England tour that followed but was given a lifeline when he was recalled following injury to the captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan. He was subsequently called up to their Twenty20 World Championship.thanks

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