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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

West Indies Cricket Players

Brian Lara | Chris Gayle | Corey Collymore | Denesh Ramdin | Devon Smith | Dwayne Bravo | Dwayne Smith | Jermaine Lawson | Marlon Samuels | Omari Banks | Ramnaresh Sarwan | Ricardo Powell | Shiv Chanderpaul | Wavell Hinds | Joel Garner | Andy Roberts | Cameron Cuffy
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Marlon Samuels

A classy right-hander whose composed start to his Test career prompted comparisons with Viv Richards. When Samuels flew into Australia for the third Test of the 2000-01 series, he was only 19 and had yet to represent his native Jamaica in a first-class match. But he showed a beautifully balanced technique, standing completely still at the crease and moving smoothly into his strokes off either foot. His undistinguished offspin also claimed a couple of wickets. Samuels exudes a bull-headed confidence - he used to skip his schoolwork on the basis that exams were irrelevant to future Test cricketers. That confidence/arrogance almost got him sent home from India late in 2002, after he defied a team curfew - but he was kept on, and responded with his a disciplined maiden Test century, at Kolkata. But he struggled with both form and injury, and was dropped after two poor home Tests against Sri Lanka in 2003.

India in West Indies Cricket Series 2006


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.