T20 heavyweight, Darren Sammy, famously led the West Indies to win at the 2012 and 2016 ICC T20 World Cups. In addition to representing the West Indies in all three formats, the cricket player was quite experienced in the form of the T20 game. He has played more than 300 T20 matches worldwide and has participated in popular T20 leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Darren Sammy answers questions quickly
Darren Sammy was recently involved in a quick-fire question and answer session with ESPNCricinfo. In the session, all questions were asked about cricket, including favorite cricket format and league. In a question between choosing from IPL and PSL, Darren Sammy chose PSL over IPL without taking much time to think about it. In addition to choosing his favorite league, he chose Virat Kohli as a better batsman than Steve Smith and chose T20 from ODI as his favorite format.
Darren Sammy at PSL and IPL
Darren Sammy has represented Peshawar Zalmi at PSL since he joined the team for the 2016 edition of the tournament. During the 2020 PSL season, he was also appointed as Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach and continued to remain as their player for the rest of the season. Perhaps, Sammy’s choice could also be related to the fact that he was respected in 2020 with respectable Pakistani citizenship for being the perfect ambassador for sports in the country, after playing a key role in agreeing to visit Lahore for the World Cup final. PSL 2017, which his team won under his captain.
On the other hand, at IPL, Darren Sammy has represented franchises such as SunRisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab between 2013 and 2017, after being less successful in comparative tournaments.
IPL 2020 postponed
After the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India, the much-awaited IPL 2020 was postponed by the Control Board for Cricket in India (BCCI) until further notice. The tournament was originally scheduled to be launched on March 29 with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Likewise, outbreaks of disease in Pakistan also forced PSL 2020 to be postponed shortly before the knock-out stage on March 15 this year.