Sunday, May 11, 2014

Did Sammy Quit or Axed?

Darren Sammy has formally notified the West Indies
Cricket Board of his decision to retire from Test
cricket. Sammy has also informed the Board of his
decision to continue to make himself available for
selection for the other formats of the game.
While he is well-liked and a respected figure,
Sammy often batted low down the order in Test
cricket and his medium-pace bowling was much
less effective than in shorter forms of the game. That raised some critics to question whether the St
Lucian merited a place in the team despite generally
positive views of his influence as captain. Sammy averaged 21.68 with the bat and made only
one Test century, while he took 84 Test wickets at
an average of 35.79. He led his side to eight Test
wins, 12 losses and 10 draws.
Ramdin replaces Darren Sammy in the wake of leaving the post
but will continue to skipper the Windies Twenty20
team. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ramdin has played 56 Tests
for his country and had served as Sammy's vice-
captain before being appointed to the top job. His first assignment will be the home series against
New Zealand beginning on June 8.

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