Daren Sammy Biography (Cricketer)

Darren Sammy Biography, Career, Family, Wife, Net Worth & More

Personal Information About Darren Sammy

Name:- Darren Julius Garvey Sammy
Nick Name:- Sammy and Jackie
D.O.B:- 20 December 1983
National Side:- West Indies
Place of Birth:- Micoud, Saint Lucia
Horoscope:- Sagittarius
Religion:- Christian
Height:- 6 feet 6 inches
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- West Indies Cricketer (All-Rounder)
Role:- All-rounder
Style of Batting:- Right-handed batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right-arm medium-fast

Darren Sammy Major Teams West Indies, Glamorgan, Northern Windward Island, Hobart Hurricanes, Peshawar Zalmi, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Windward Islands, University of West Indies Vice Chancellors XI.

Darren Sammy Family Info
Father Name:- Wilson Sammy
Mother Name:- Clara Sammy
Brother Name:- Not Known
Sister Name:- Not Known
Children:- Skai (daughter) Darren Dan Sammy Jr. (Son) and one more
Wife / Partner:- Cathy Daniel (m. 2010)
Darren Sammy Net Worth:- $15 million
Darren Sammy Early Life

Darren Sammy was born on 20 December 1983 at the Victoria Hospital in Vieux Fort in St. Lucia, Micoud. He grew up there and his parents raised him to be very content. Darren’s father’s name is Wilson Sammy and his mother’s name is Clara Sammy. Being raised with a Christian background, disciplines, good teachings, and doctrines were installed in his personality from a very young age.

Darren Sammy’s early career

At the age of 17 Darren Sammy made his List A debut match on 2nd October 2001, he was playing in the Red Stripe Bowl against Jamaica for the Northern Windward Islands. In his debut match, he bowled nine overs but couldn’t succeed to take the wicket but he made 25 runs and run out and his team also lost the match. Sammy played three matches for his team and he was the 2nd highest run scorer in his team, he made 90 runs in three matches and took just 1 wicket. In the 2002 Under-19 World Cup Sammy was selected for this world cup, this world cup was held in New Zealand. Sammy made 22 runs and took 3 wickets.

After returning from the Under-19 World Cup, New Zealand, Sammy was selected to attend the Shell Cricket Academy at St. George’s University Grenada in the same year 2002.

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On 31 st January 2003, Darren Sammy made his first-class debut against Barbados for the Windward Islands in the Carib Beer Cup 2002-2003. Sammy was batting at number seven and he scored no runs before Sammy was dismissed by the bowler Sulieman Benn in his first innings. But in his second innings, he scored 25 runs and again fell to Sulieman Benn. In this match, Sammy bowled 6 overs but couldn’t succeed to take the wicket. In the same world cup, Sammy played a further match and again out for a duck and failed to take the wicket. In his second match he recorded his maiden first-class century, Sammy scored 53 runs from 70 deliveries and he was dismissed by the spin bowler Mahendra Nagamootoo.

In England at the start of 2003, Darren Sammy joined MCC-Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers. He is still a member of the Young Cricketers. Darren Sammy was called to West Indies to join the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI in a warm-up match against England.

Darren Sammy International Career

Sammy played for Barnes Cricket Club in 2003 in the Middlesex Premier Cricket League. In June 2004, Sammy was listed in the 15-man West Indies squad for the NatWest Triangular ODI series with the teams of England and New Zealand.

 In September, Darren was recalled to the senior team in replacement of Jamaican fast bowler Jermaine Lawson, he was withdrawn from the Champions Trophy team with a stress fracture of his lower back. Darren at the age of 20 became the 1st international cricketer to emerge from St Lucia. Darren took 1 wicket for 19 runs in six overs and he held three catches, his team beat Bangladesh by 138 runs. The West Indies won the trophy beating England in the final.

In January 2007, when West Indies toured India Sammy was included in the squad, but due to his injury, he was ruled out of the tour. In April and May, he traveled to England where Sammy played in the Central Lancashire League ahead of the West Indies tour of the country in May. Sammy was listed in the touring squad. This time his team won the NatWest limited over series. He won his 1 st Test cap in the 3 rd test match at Old Trafford. Sammy claimed his 1 st Test wicket when he out Alastair Cook. His first inning wasn’t really good for him. In the second innings Darren ball and caught England captain Michael Vaughan’s wicket. Sammy continued his excellent bowling and took wickets in this test match series. His bowling figures were the best at Old Trafford, and the best by any West Indian player on his debut match.

Darren was called up to the Stanford Superstars when Dwayne Bravo pulled out due to an injury problem. In the match Stanford Superstars dismissed England for 99 runs, Darren took 2 wickets and made one catch but could not get the chance to bat in the series.

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In 2008-2009 during the Regional Four Day competition, Darren played 7 matches for the Winward Islands and he scored 467 runs and recorded his maiden first-class century. Sammy’s innings of 121 at 140 balls against Barbados who were fielding a bowling lineup including Kemar Roach, Tino Best, and Corey Collymore who all had experience at the international level. During this innings, Sammy also passed 2,000 runs in first-class cricket. Darren took 23 wickets in the competition.

In July 2009, there was a pay dispute between West Indies Cricket Boards and West Indies Players. A squad was selected for the series against Bangladesh. In the 15 players squad, there were nine players uncapped, Darren was selected as vice-captain, and in this test match series, 7 players made their debut. West Indies lost the test match series 2-0 and Bangladesh secured their 1 st overseas series win. In this match series, Sammy was the West Indies’ second highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets and he also scored 90 runs in this match series.

In 2009 Sammy was listed in the 33-man list of the central contract announced by the WICB. His career-best Man of the Match was 4-26 in the 3 rd One Day International in Saint Vincent. In the fourth One Day International, Sammy took 1- 24 as West Indies won the match by four wickets. In the final game, Sammy had 3- 33 as West Indies again won this game by four wickets.

In the second One Day International against South Africa in Antigua-Barbuda, West Indies proved well on their way to a second consecutive loss. In this match Sammy had amassed 58 runs, he completed his fifty in just 20 balls, it was the fastest fifty ever made by any West Indian cricketer, Sammy’s fifty had brought his team within reach of victory but the successive fall of wickets of other batsman became the reason to lose the match. But Sammy’s performance was really appreciable.

Darren Sammy as the West Indies Captain

Darren Sammy was appointed as the Captain of the West Indies team on 17th October 2010 for the tour to Sri Lanka and until the end of the season 2011, replacing Chris Gayle. Sammy had played 8 Tests matches and 41 One Day Internationals. Between January 2004 and the start of the tour in November to Sri Lanka, the West Indies had won just 5 of their previous 62 Test matches.

In April and May 2011, Pakistan toured the West Indies for a T20I, five ODIs, and two test matches. The test match was drawn by 1-1; Darren was the team’s second-highest wicket-taker. In the same month, Darren Sammy was earned T20I player of the year from the West Indies Players Association awards.

In June and July against India, West Indies lost the Test series 1-0, Sammy bowled very well and he finished with seven wickets from the 3 games. Initially listed as captain until the end of the season 2011, Darren Sammy was retained as the captain of the team across all formats for the tour of Bangladesh and India.

In the 2011-2012 seasons Darren Sammy improves as a batsman. Sammy in the series against Australia and India scored over 100 runs, which Sammy had not done previously in a Test series. Sammy continued his performances in the best way when he toured England in May 2012, he began the series with runs of 17 and 37 in the 1 st Test at Lord’s, during which Sammy passed 3,000 runs in first-class cricket.

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Sammy’s partnered with Marlon Samuels and scored 204 runs stand, this is the second highest for the West Indies’ 7th wicket. Sammy completed with 201 runs from five innings and this was the West Indies team’s highest run-scorer in the series. In August 2012, New Zealand toured the West Indies, the fixtures included 2 Test Matches, 5 One Day Internationals, and two T20Is, West Indies won every match except 3 rd ODI.

Darren Sammy led his team in the 2012 world T20 which was hosted by Sri Lanka. in this tournament, Sammy’s performance although not good in the initial matches, and for this, he was criticized by the people but in the final match, Sammy made 26 runs not out with 15 deliveries and he took two main wickets and he supports his team to overcome a slow beginning and West Indies defeat Sri Lanka.

Darren Sammy captained the West Indies team to the 2016 ICC World T20 which was held in India and West Indies won the title of the World Cup T20 Championships under his captaincy. Due to the great victory in this world cup, Darren Sammy was rewarded with many awards and titles in West Indies. On 6 April 2016, Beausejour Stadium, located near Gros Islet, St Lucia, West Indies was renamed Darren Sammy Stadium, due to the great victory in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016. West Indies won this title for the second time.

In August 2016, Darren Sammy dropped as the Captain of T20I, selectors said that Sammy did not merit a place in the team of West Indies. For the T20I leadership role, Carlos Brathwaite replaced Darren Sammy.

Darren Sammy in PSL

Darren Sammy played for the franchise Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League 2016, Sammy is the iconic player for his franchise, his performance was appreciated by the people and he became the favorite player for the Peshawar Zalmi franchise. In PSL draft 2017 Sammy was retained by Peshawar Zalmi. For the PSL 2017 season, Shahid Afridi made some stunning announcements for the Peshawar Zalmi franchise, he made Darren Sammy captain of Peshawar Zalmi. After this announcement, Peshawar Zalmi fans were really happy and satisfied to have Darren Sammy as their new captain.

Honorary Citizenship from Pakistan

Pervaiz Khattak, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, offered honorary citizenship of Pakistan for Darren Sammy at the special request of Javed Afridi, who is the owner of the Peshawar Zalmi franchise. Pervaiz Khattak tweeted on his Twitter account to announce this news. Darren Sammy accepted this honorary citizenship offer.

Darren Sammy in IPL

Darren Sammy played professionally in IPL for the Hyderabad franchise and Sammy was the captain of the franchise in IPL2014.

Darren Sammy Controversies

In the 2015 World Cup when West Indies played a match against Ireland, Irish bowlers John Mooney, and Sammy were found guilty of violating the ICC code of conduct and both were fined 30% of their match fees. Sammy apologized on Twitter after this incident.

Favorite Things of Darren Sammy
Favorite Batsmen:- Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, M.S. Dhoni & Viv Richards.
Bowlers:- Waqar Younis, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner & Curtly Ambrose.
Movie:- Fire in Babylon
Hobby:- Dancing
Net Worth of Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy’s net worth and source of income including wages from the central contract with the West Indies Cricket Board, cricket leagues, advertisements, and match fees are compiled for Sammy’s net worth which is $ 15 million and his annual income is $2 million.

Some Facts about Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy does not smoke but he drinks alcohol.
Before choosing this profession of cricket Sammy worked as an office assistant post at the Ministry of Commerce.
Sammy got his training for cricket from the Shell Cricket Academy in Grenada and also from Marylebone Cricket Young Cricketers in London.
Darren is counted among one of the best captains of T20 as under his captaincy West Indies won 2 ICC World Cup tournaments, the first in 2012 and the second in 2016.
On his domestic debut, he was out on a duck but in his next match, he made a half-century.
Sammy took four years since his Test debut in 2007 to make a Test century, Sammy made his first test century against England.
Darren Sammy cried after talking catch of Sachin Tendulkar on his last Test match dismissal in the year 2013.
After West Indies won the 2016 ICC World Cup in Kolkata, India, Sammy gave an emotional and very powerful speech.
Sammy married his childhood girlfriend Cathy Daniel in 2010.


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