Marlon Samuels (Windies Cricketer)
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.
|Height (approx.):||183 cms|
|Weight (approx.):||84 kgs|
|Date of Birth:||5 February 1981|
|Age (as on 2018):||37 Years|
|Birth Place:||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarius|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not Known|
|Brother:||Robert Samuels (Former Cricketer)|
|Test:||15 December 2000 vs Australia in Adelaide|
|ODI:||4 October 2000 vs Sri Lanka in Nairobi|
|T20:||28 June 2007 vs England in London|
|Jersey Number:||#7(West Indies)|
|Domestic/State Team:||West Indies, Jamaica, Pune Warriors, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||India and Australia|
|Favourite Shot/Ball:||Cut Shot|
|Career Turning Point|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Chris Gayle, Nasser Hussain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Steve Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Michael Holding|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Not Known|
|Favourite sports Commentator:||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors:||Jennifer Lopez|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Kes The Band, Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna,|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Children:||Dijona and Dimitri|
|Awards and recognitions|
• 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|