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
#7(IPL, County Cricket)
West Indies, Antigua Hawksbills, Jamaica, Pune Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Nature on field
Likes to play against
India and Australia
Records (main ones)
• 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.
Career Turning Point
Tour of India in 2002.
Date of Birth
5 February 1981
Age (as in 2017)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Father- Philip Samuels Mother- Daphne Samuels Brother- Robert Samuels (Former Cricketer) Sister- N/A
• On the basis of the taped telephone conversations between a bookmaker, Mukesh Kochcha and him, 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. As a consequence, he was given a 2-year ban from international cricket.
• In 2008, he was suspended from bowling in international cricket of illegal bowling action.
Batsman: Chris Gayle, Nasser Hussain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Steve Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar Bowler: Michael Holding
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Girls, Family & More
Daughter- Dijona Son- Dimitri
Some lesser known facts about Marlon Samuels
Does Marlon Samuels smoke?: No
Does Marlon Samuels drink alcohol?: Yes
Samuels was the Man of the Match at the 2012 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Finals.
His first Test century at Kolkata against the India in 2002-03 series rescued the West Indies to draw that match.
During the same tour, he scored his first ODI and series winning century at Vijayawada in 2002 as he scored a quick 108 not out off just 75 balls.
Nasser Hussain has been his cricket inspiration.
When he was just 15 years old, he left out his house to live alone.
When he was playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the 2012-13 Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia, he had an ugly fight with Shane Warne, and in the same match a bouncer from Maligna injured him.
He is a dog lover and has 3 pet dogs: Samson, Simba and Sheba.
His elder brother Robert Samuels played for West Indies from 1996 to 1997.
He is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid football club.