Delhi Daredevils pick Marlon Samuels as IPL 2017 replacement for De Kock
Delhi Daredevils have picked West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels for injured Quinton de Kock for the remainder of IPL 2017ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:17 IST
Marlon Samuels, one of the heroes of West Indies’ World T20 victory, will be seen in this year’s IPL. He has been roped in by Delhi Daredevils, who lost South African wicket-keeper-batsman due to injury before the start of the T20 league. (IPL FULL COVERAGE)
Marlon Samuels, 36, is not new to the Indian Premier League. He has played for the now defunct Pune Warriors and has been part of the auction pool this year too.
The temperamental Jamaican, who has played 71 Tests, 187 One-Day Internationals and 55 T20Is, is a batting all-rounder with the ability to bowl tight overs of off-spins. In recent times, Marlon Samuels has played for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.
Delhi Daredevils’ next IPL 2017 encounter is against league-leaders Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday (April 28) at Eden Gardens. With two wins from six matches, Delhi Daredevils are sixth in the standings.