Who is Marlon Samuels?
Kingston, Jamaica is the place of birth of Marlon Samuels. He is an former Jamaican cricketer and an integral part of the West Indies cricket team.
Marlon Samuels belongs to Jamaica and has completed his education from Jamaica as well. However, Samuels hasn’t disclosed anything about his Educational background as of yet.
Marlon Samuels began his cricketing career since a very young age, representing Jamaica in first class cricket in 1996. Soon enough, Samuels earned his West Indies cricket team call up in 2000.
Known for his hard hitting shots and dynamic batting prowess, Marlon Samuels was one of the most integral parts of the West Indies cricket team. He played an integral role and lead West Indies in ICC T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016.
Marlon Samuels was one of the most prominent players of the West Indies cricket team, he guided West Indies to two T20 World Cups during his glorious cricketing career. Moreover, Marlon Samuels also won the man of the match award in both the T20 World Cup finals in 2012 and 2016, till now he is the only cricketer to achieve such feat in cricketing history.
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How did Marlon Samuels career begin?
Marlon Samuels began his cricketing career at a very young age, he began his domestic career representing Jamaica in 1995.
Known for his explosive batting style Marlon Samuels quickly rose to prominence and established himself as one of the core member of the Jamaica domestic team.
Samuels has also represented West Indies A and B teams. His flawless batting skills were unmatched to anyone, he earned applauses from several pundits and journalists for his cricketing skills.
The right-handed batsman was even compared with one of the greatest players of the game, Sir Viv Richards, due to the similarities between their batting styles.
Overall, Marlon Samuels represented Jamaica in domestic matches (397) amassing runs (14,947) at batting average (35.32). Moreover, Samuels also established wickets (206) at bowling average (47.76).
Marlon Samuels was named in the West Indies Under-19 Cricket team ahead of the Cricket World Cup.
The Jamaican batsman represented West Indies in two Under-19 Cricket World Cups during his stint.
Marlon Samuels was one of the most integral parts of Under-19 West Indies side, he played an influential role in leading West Indies side to triumph.
Due to his consistent performances, Marlon Samuels finally earned his first West Indies cricket team call-up.
Marlon Samuels made his ODI debut for West Indies against his counterparts, Sri Lanka in October, 2000. He was just 19 years old during his ODI debut for West Indies.
Same year, Marlon Samuels made his test cricket debut for West Indies against Australia in December, 2000.
Although, Marlon Samuels was quite young and had no cricketing experience, he showed unmatched composure and temperament against some of the best bowling attack of his generation.
Known for his elegant yet explosive batting style, Marlon Samuels quickly rose to prominence and soon enough established himself as one of the most integral parts of the West Indies cricket team.
Moreover, Marlon Samuels also represented West Indies T20 cricket team. He made his debut against England in June, 2007. Samuels showcased his batting prowess and scored an valuable 52 runs knock off just 26 balls at Oval.
Furthermore, Marlon Samuels also played an integral role for the West Indies cricket team in T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016 edition. Marlon Samuels scored an brilliant 76 runs off just 56 balls in the T20 World Cup 2012 edition and guided the West Indies side to their first T20 World Cup in their history.
Marlon Samuels was also named in the Team of the Tournament squad of T20 World Cup in 2012.
Moreover, Marlon Samuels was also a part of the West Indies cricket team in 2016 T20 World Cup. He again showcased his explosive and unreal batting prowess and scored 85 runs off just 66 balls in the World Cup T20 final in 2016.
Marlon Samuels finished as the man of the match in both the T20 World Cups, and by doing so, he became the only player in cricketing history to achieve such feat.
Overall, Marlon Samuels represented West Indies in matches (345) amassing runs (11,134) at batting average (31.63). Samuels also established 150+ wickets for the West Indies cricket team combined in all formats.
Throughout his glorious cricketing career, Marlon Samuels has represented several T20 franchises across the globe namely, Duronto Rajshahi, Pune Warriors India, Melbourne Renegades, Antigua Hawksbills and many more.
He was first bought by Bangladesh Premier League franchise, Duronto Rajshahi in 2011 season. He was bought by the BPL franchise for an massive amount of $360,000 in BPL auction. Marlon Samuels finished the season as the highest scorer of the Bangladesh Premier league tournament in 2012.
Furthermore, Marlon Samuels was bought by former IPL franchise, Pune Warriors India in 2012. The West Indies batsman spent 2 seasons with the Pune franchise till 2013.
Marlon Samuels also played in the Big Bash League representing Melbourne Renegades franchise in 2012.
Moreover, Marlon Samuels also had couple of short stints with Caribbean Premier League franchise, Antigua Hawksbills and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
He returned to Bangladesh Premier League in 2015 season. Marlon Samuels was bought by Comilla Victorians franchise in BPL auction 2015.
Marlon Samuels also represented, PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi in 2017. He also spent one season with IPL franchise, Delhi Daredevils in 2017 IPL edition.
Lastly, Marlon Samuels represented Caribbean Premier League franchise, St. Lucia Stars in 2017.
Marlon Samuels family?
Former West Indies Cricketer, Marlon Samuels credits to his parents and family for all his success in his life. He majorly credits to his father for supporting him and encouraging him through every possible situation.
He also credits to his mother for supporting him and helping him to succeed.
Who is Marlon Samuels wife?
As of 2023, West Indies Cricketer, Marlon Samuels Wife name is unknow.
Although the former West Indies star was in several relationships during his playing days, although the cricketer hasn’t disclosed anything about his dating history as of yet as he likes to keep everything private and low-key.
What is Marlon Samuels Net Worth?
Former West Indies batsman, Marlon Samuels has generated a fortune through his glorious cricketing career.
According to some reports, Marlon Samuels has an estimated Net Worth of $5 millions (52 crores INR) approximately.
Majority of his fortune comes from his cricketing career and brand endorsements. Marlon Samuels has also generated a lot of wealth from domestic T20 franchise Cricket.