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Darren Sammy to join Shahid Afridi at Hampshire

AFP |March 25, 2016, 9:13 AM IST
Darren Sammy to join Shahid Afridi at Hampshire

West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy is join Hampshire for English domestic cricket's Twenty20 Blast competition, the southern county announced Thursday.

Sammy is currently leading the West Indies in the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament in India and will be available for Hampshire duty until his Caribbean Premier League commitments start in July.

The 32-year-old St Lucian also recently featured in the Pakistan Super League in a team captained by Shahid Afridi, who will be a team-mate at Hampshire.

Sammy had a short spell in the T20 Blast with Nottinghamshire last season, averaging 41 with the bat in four matches.

His first match for Hampshire will be against Kent on June 2, the club said in a statement.

Sammy added: "I love playing in the UK and I'm really excited to have signed with Hampshire. Hampshire have had strong T20 results in the past which I'm hoping will continue this coming summer.

"They also have a rich West Indian history which I'm looking forward to adding to the best I can," he added with Caribbean greats such as former opening batsman Gordon Greenidge and late fast bowler Malcolm Marshall both having had extensive Hampshire careers.

"I can't wait to meet my new team-mates in June."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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