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)
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
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