Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy last played for his country back in 2016 when he led his team to glory in the T20 World Cup after beating England in the final. Subsequently, he turned out to play for World XI on the tour of Pakistan but didn’t get a chance to play for the West Indies. Sammy who is the only captain to lead his team to two T20 World Cup titles has revealed that he would be eyeing an International comeback.
Sammy, who is known for his pyrotechnics stated that the lockdown period has helped him reflect on certain things and he is now determined to come back. The former all-rounder has been in the news for his strong statements regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
Daren Sammy hasn’t given up hope
The 36-year old still harbors hopes of making a comeback and he would like to tick the right boxes in the domestic circuit as well as different T20 leagues to catch the eyes of the selectors. Sammy will lead St Lucia Zouks in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League, which is all set to begin from August 18.
“I have had a lot of soul searching and reflection in the past few months. Anybody who”s been at home in the lockdown all these months would not have done justice to themselves if they didn’t glean over things,” Sammy was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“I have not retired. I have not closed that door and if I take care of what I have to do for St. Lucia and get us to the playoffs along with my own very good performances that will certainly make selectors take notice of it,” the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain said.
Sammy was dropped as captain in 2016 and could not break into the team since then. The right-hander will look to lead St Lucia Zouks from the front and impress one and all with his performances.
Daren Sammy has scored 587 runs in 68 T20I matches and has scalped 44 wickets. There is still a lot of time to go for the 2021 T20 World Cup and consistent performances in CPL can help Sammy make his way back into the national team.