Darren Sammy named 15th player in ODI squad

Darren Sammy named 15th player in ODI squad

ST JOHN’S, Antigua –
The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that all-rounder Darren Sammy will be the 15thplayer in the One-Day International squad for the upcoming five-match series against South Africa in South Africa.

He is set to replace fast bowler Kemar Roach, who has pulled out of the South Africa tour with injury.

The 31-year-old Saint Lucian is a former ODI captain and has so far represented the Windies in 115 One-Dayers. He has also appeared in 38 Test matches and 55 T20 Internationals. In South Africa, he will be working with new West Indies ODI captain, Jason Holder, the youngest man ever to hold that responsibility. In addition to having led Holder on the West Indies team, Darren has also been the young fast bowler’s captain with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Presently engaged with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, Australia’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, Darren will lead the West Indies in three T20 fixtures against South Africa prior to the ODI series. Darren was named Player Of The Match in his first game for Hobart last weekend.

West Indies will face the Proteas in five matches starting on January 16.


Jason Holder (Captain)
Sulieman Benn
Carlos Brathwaite
Jonathan Carter
Sheldon Cottrell
Narsingh Deonarine
Leon Johnson
Chris Gayle
Denesh Ramdin
Andre Russell
Marlon Samuels
Darren Sammy
Lendl Simmons
Dwayne Smith
Jerome Taylor


December 10-12: vs SA Invitational XI at Willowmore Park, Benoni – Match Drawn
December 17-21: 1st Test – South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs – SuperSport Park, Centurion
December 26-30: 2nd Test – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
January 2-6: 3rd Test – Newlands, Cape Town
January 9: 1st T20I – Newlands, Cape Town
January 11: 2nd T20I – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 14: 3rd T20I – Kingsmead, Durban
January 16: 1st ODI – Kingsmead, Durban
January 18: 2nd ODI – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 21: 3rd ODI – Buffalo Park, East London
January 25: 4th ODI – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
January 28: 5th ODI – SuperSport Park, Centurion



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  1. i agree sack those clowns who think the game cant go no without them and tell Gonzalves just face one ball with his big belly and stop talkin crap on the media.and focus on digging st vincent out of the poverty hole it has gone into.


  2. This is a backward step the selectors got it right when they excluded ring leaders of the aborted Indian tour from the team. It is alleged Bravo(no surprise) Pollard and Sammy where the lead culprits. None of them are great cricketers. Pick teams without them and move on. Besides bringing back Sammy and the other two clowns is rewarding them for bad and irresponsible behavior. Who is going to pay the Indians $42 mil? Broke failed state St. Vincent? The players who led West Indies into the massive financial hole should be made to foot the bill. And no return to the team for them. Give up and coming players who are not looking to grab money a chance.


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