Samuel is a West Indies cricketer, who initially played in Trinidadian Cricket team, and started playing cricket since he was 20 years old. The bowler started of his career back in 2002, with Trinidad and Tobago, with whom he played for almost a decade, retiring 2013. The bowler, who is currently playing with West Indies cricket team, is a favorite amongst the selectors. He made his debut with West Indies in 2012, with Twenty20 matches. He has represented them, as well as played with them in world Twenty20 2014.
Samuel was honored with the number one rank in the ICC Player Ranking of international Twenty20 Bowlers in the world. Although Badree is known to be a leg – spinner, his hand hardly turns while delivering the bowl making his accuracy look impeccable. West Indies seem to have sensed his potential, as they used him as the opening bowler in all the 28 T20 matches, resulting in their recent victory in 2016’s world Championship held in India.
Samuel Badree was born in 1981, on 8th March in Barrackpore, into an Indo – Trinidadian family. He was raised in his home town itself. He belonged to a lower middle class family. His family encouraged him to play cricket.
He had always been keen about sports, Samuel chose to become a PE teacher, but later turned into the cricket star he is today. Samuel Badree has a wife named Stacy Ramlal Badree.
The right hand spin bowler completed his schooling from San Fernando’s Naparima College. He started playing cricket from an early age. After completing his high school education, he also became a secondary school physical education teacher at the Barrackpore East Secondary School before playing cricket professionally.
Samuel started his professional cricket career in 2002 debuting in the field with the national team of Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 20. He played sporadically there avoiding the limited-over’s games. He played in every match during the year 2004 – 2005 Regional One Day Competition. By his 12th First Class appearance, he had taken 14 wickets, minimum one wicket in every match.
He retired from the team after playing for a decade with the team, to focus on his Twenty20 career.
2012 – 2013 Regional Four Day competition was his last match with the team.
After getting a grip over his game, the bowler debuted into the international cricket through Twenty20 game with West Indies’s national team in 2012. His first international match was against New Zealand. Samuel has since then played for West Indies in the 2012 and 2014 World Twenty20 editions, where he was amongst the leading wicket takers.
Apart from his international matches with West Indies, the bowler also plays for several other domestic games including Caribbean Premier league, Indian Premier League, Pakistan super League, Bangladesh Premier League and Australian Big Bash League.
Samuel Badree Net Worth
Samuel Badree net worth is $10 million US dollars in 2017 from the earnings from the 5 international cricket leagues each year and central contract.
His career took a fresh turn with West Indies team; he has been playing since childhood and is doing a pretty good job to gain the best he can from the game. The bowler is known to make quite a few millions by playing with domestic teams like Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League, Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League and Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League etc.
Samuel had to see himself lose his title of the number one bowler given to him by ICC in International ranking for Twenty20 bowler, due to his shoulder injury, which disturbed his commitments in the entire run of 2014. He had to struggle through the injury and eventually had a surgery later the same year. Even in 2015 he missed a complete series against Sri Lanka, as he contacted dengue fever.
Despite his injury in 2014, the bowler is coming back strong. It affected his career majorly, as the timing was unfortunate, he got the injury months after gaining number one rank. The selector and West Indies team however doesn’t seem to have any kind of doubt as they continue to draft him. Badree is also proving himself through his performance in the ground. The former physical education teacher sure came a long way, from teaching kids to representing his country.