Saint Lucia, Windward Islands and West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy, globally respected for his astute leadership, his explosiveness with the bat and his miserly spells with the ball, will represent the Unlimited Titans in South Africa’s RAM SLAM T20 Challenge for the 2014-15 season, which starts on 2 November.
The 30-year-old captain of the West Indies T20 international team is an experienced lower-order batsman, having played 55 T20’s for the regional team, including 36 as captain. His captaincy record includes 19 wins to 14 losses.
Sammy’s contribution as captain, batsman and bowler was critical in the 2012 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka, when he made 26 off 15 balls and took two wickets for six runs to help West Indies win by 36 runs.
Sammy has 1587 runs in 115 One Day Internationals and 483 runs in T20 Internationals. He has 43 T20 International wickets to his name. At club level, he has 102 wickets and 1577 runs in 133 matches.
“We are delighted to sign Darren,” said Jacques Faul, chief executive officer of The Unlimited Titans. “His experience as a hard-hitting batsman and disciplined bowler as well as his leadership insights could add considerable value to the domestic T20 product of The Unlimited Titans. It will also bolster our Champions League Twenty20 aspirations.”