Marlon Samuels is a Jamaican cricketer who was born on 5th February 1981 who is a confident right-handed batsman. He made his international debut at the age of 19. He was an important member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He was also adjudged as the man of the match in the final of both the editions of the tournaments which made him the first player to achieve this feat.
He made his international Test debut against Australia in 2000 and his ODI debut against Sri Lanka during the ICC Knockout Trophy inn 2000. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013. In 2016, Marlon Samuels was named as the ODI player of the year and the cricketer of the year by the West Indies Cricket Board in 2016.
Date of Birth:
5 February 1981
Age (as on 2018):
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Robert Samuels (Former Cricketer)
15 December 2000 vs Australia in Adelaide
4 October 2000 vs Sri Lanka in Nairobi
28 June 2007 vs England in London
West Indies, Jamaica, Pune Warriors, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
India and Australia
Career Turning Point
Tour of India in 2002.
Won the Man of the Match award in an ICC T20 World Cup finals twice (2012 & 2016).
In 2005, he scored his highest first-class score of 257 runs.
Chris Gayle, Nasser Hussain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Steve Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar
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Favourite sports Commentator:
Kes The Band, Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna,
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Dijona and Dimitri
Awards and recognitions
Allrounder Marlon Samuels was voted West Indies’ Overall and ODI player of the year for 2012 by the WICB and the West Indies Players Association in Trinidad.
• He was allegedly involved in match-fixing. The information revealed that his telephonic conversations between a bookmaker, Mukesh Kochcha and him and the Indian police alleged him for leaking out team information to that bookie prior to the 1st ODI between the West Indies and India at Nagpur in 2007. He was banned from international cricket for two years. • He received a suspension from bowling in international cricket of illegal bowling action in 2008.
Lesser Known Facts
He scored his first Test century at Kolkata against India in 2002-03 series.
While playing for Melbourne Renegades in the 2012-13 Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia, he indulged in an ugly fight with Shane Warne, and in the same match a bouncer from Malinga left him injured.
When he was just 15 years old, he left out his house to live alone.