Ultimate XI T20 Batsmen 3-5: Marlon Samuels

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Marlon Samuels Marlon Samuels

With the typical Caribbean flair and the ability to make it look effortless, Samuels can be a tough proposition on his day and win it for his side single-handedly.

Combining all those abilities he chalked out a crucial 78 in the ICC World T20 2012 final, one of the finest innings in the shortest version of the sport, to help West Indies take a world title home. The way he took on Lasith Malinga, the deadliest limited overs bowler in the world, was a testament to his talent.

Samuels was also part of various T20 leagues in the year 2012. He was bought by Duronto Rajshahi and played the Bangladesh Premier League, and was even the team's highest run-scorer with 242 runs in 11 innings in the competition. In the same year, he signed a contract with Pune and represented them in the fifth and sixth IPL editions.


Career Statistics (2006-2018)

Full name: Marlon Nathaniel Samuels

Born: February 5, 1981 (39), Kingston, Jamaica

Major teams: West Indies, Antigua Hawksbills, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Comilla Victorians, Delhi Daredevils, Duronto Rajshahi, Jamaica, Karnataka Tuskers, Kowloon Cantons, Leeward Islands, Melbourne Renegades, Peshawar Zalmi, Pune Warriors, Rajshahi Royals, Sagicor High-Performance Centre, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars, UWI Vice Chancellor's XI, West Indies A, West Indies B, West Indies Select XI, West Indies Under-15s, West Indies Under-23s, West Indies XI, WICB President's Celebrity XI

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm off-break


T20I Career - West Indies

Mat    Inns   NO    Runs     HS      Ave       BF      SR       100    50     4s      6s 

67       65      10      1611     89*     29.29   1386    116.23    0     10     144     69 


T20 Career

Mat      Inns      NO   Runs     HS      Ave       BF     SR        100    50     4s     6s  

187       181       38     4571     106*   31.96   3876    117.93    2      29    388    191   


Career Highlights

  • Only player to win 2 T20 WC player-of-the-final awards (2012 &2016)
  • Most runs scored in a T20 WC final (85)
  • 2nd most T20I runs by West Indian, 1611, avg. 29.29
  • 67 T20I caps for WI
  • 4571 T20 runs at 31.96

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