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Marlon Samuels
Samuels playing for Chicago Tornadoes in 2004
Personal information
Full name Marlon Nathaniel Samuels
Born 5 February 1981 (1981-02-05) (age 40)
Kingston, Jamaica
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Role All-rounder
Relations Robert Samuels (brother)
International information
National side West Indies
Test debut (cap 237) 15 December 2000 v Australia
Last Test 30 October 2016 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 103) 4 October 2000 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 14 December 2018 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 15) 28 June 2007 v England
Last T20I 5 August 2018 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 7
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996/97–2013/14 Jamaica
2011/12 Duronto Rajshahi
2012–2013 Pune Warriors India
2012/13 Melbourne Renegades
2013–2014 Antigua Hawksbills
2015 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2015–2017 Comilla Victorians
2016/17–2017/18 Leeward Islands
2017 St Lucia Stars
2017 Peshawar Zalmi
2017 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 77)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 71 204 67 122
Runs scored 3,917 5,536 1,611 7,295
Batting average 32.64 33.14 29.29 36.65
100s/50s 7/24 10/30 0/10 14/40
Top score 260 133* 89* 260
Balls bowled 4,392 5,067 479 7,432
Wickets 41 89 22 71
Bowling average 59.63 46.08 28.27 55.05
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/13 3/12 3/23 5/87
Catches/stumpings 28/– 50/– 12/– 68/–

Marlon Nathaniel Samuels (born 5 February 1981) is a former Jamaican cricketer who played internationally for the West Indies in all three formats, and a former ODI captain. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and an off-spinner. He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20, and was named man of the match in the final of both tournaments, becoming the first man to achieve the feat.

Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in Nairobi during the ICC Knockout Trophy in the same year.

In 2013 he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. He was one of the franchise players for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League. In 2016 the West Indies Cricket Board named Samuels as the ODI Player of the Year and the Cricketer of the Year.

On 4 November 2020, Samuels announced his retirement from professional cricket.He had already informed CWI about his retirement in June 2020.

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