Marlon Samuels or Marlon Nathaniel Samuels was born on 5 February 1981. His parents are Philip Samuels, father, and Daphne Samuels, mother. His hobby is to read. He has two children – daughter (Dijon) and son (Dimitri). He is a Jamaican cricketer. He hails from the cricket background. His elder brother is Robert Samuels, a West Indies player. He plays for the West Indies team. He is a right-handed batsman and an off-springer, but he is considered as an all-rounder.
He made his Test Debut against Australia on 15 December 2000. He scored a 104 against Indians in Kolkata in his maiden Test match in 2002/03. His last test match was against Pakistan on 17 October 2016. He made his first ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 4 October 2000.
Later in a series of innings during November 2002, Samuels scored a 108 out of 75 balls. Later, the West Indies toured to Australia, and on 9 October 2005 Samuels made his highest recorded score of 257. Also, he made a record of 5 wickets in the next innings. Later in 2006, a match against Pakistan, he made his second century record. His last ODI was against Pakistan on 5 October 2016.
During 2008-2010, Samuels was suspended for correction of bowling action. He was not supposed to bowl in international cricket matches. Also, he was accused by the Police of providing team information prior to the 1st ODI in 2007 to a bookie. After the hearing, the cricket council enforced a two-year ban on the cricketer while Samuels maintained his innocence.
After the ban expired, he restarted playing for Jamaica. He got a hearty welcome by the West Indies team. He made his T20 debut against England on 28 June 2007. His last T20 match was against Pakistan on 27 September 2016. Samuel won the man of the match in 2012 ICC T20 final. Also, he scored 78 runs out of 56 balls. This innings also included 3 four’s and 6 sixes.
Marlon Samuels Net Worth
Marlon Samuels has an estimated net worth of $6.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
Marlon scored centuries in 7 test matches with highest being against Bangladesh – 260 runs in 2012. Samuels scored centuries in 10 ODI matches with highest being 133 runs against Zimbabwe in 2015.
Man of the series award – Wisden Trophy in 2012 with 386 runs and 5 wickets.
Man of the match award – West Indies in South Africa test series – 2007-08.
New Zealand in West Indies test series – 2012.
West Indies in Bangladesh test series – 2012-13.
ODI – Man of the series award – Sri Lanka in West Indies series – 2003
West Indies in Bangladesh series – 2011-12.
T20 – Man of the match awards – 2012 ICC World T20 series – October 2012.
West Indies in Bangladesh series – December 2012.
England in West Indies series – March 2014.
2016 ICC World T20 series – March 2016.
2016 ICC World T20 series – April 2016.
Marlon started playing as West Indies batsman and later started bowling. He was suspended to correct his bowling style. Currently, he is an all-rounder.
He is a father of two children – daughter and a son.
He owns two cars – Toyota Tundra and Chevrolet.
He owns three dogs – Labrador, Akita, and Pitbull.
He owns a house in Jamaica.
Marlon Samuels, the all-rounder of the West Indies team has been left out of the 15-man squad for the upcoming ODI (one day international) series against England. He has also left out the squad for the tri-series against Zimbabwe last year (2016).
Samuels was again banned for 12-months for his illegal bowling action. He is now cleared by the cricket council to bowl again in the ODI matches. He is a part-time off-springer.
Samuels along with 2 others have turned down the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) contracts for the year 2016-17.
Marlon is an all-rounder with small issues and suspensions. He is a great cricketer and should be playing more mathes and winning more awards. Let’s wish him luck for his future matches. 🙂 🙂