Ultimate XI T20 Bowler: Samuel Badree

By August 04, 2020
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West Indies leg spinner Samuel Badree was at one stage of his career, the best T20 bowler in the world.

He earned that position through unerring accuracy and honing the pace of his deliveries where he hurried even the most technical competent batsmen.

Interestingly, though Badree is a leg spinner, he rarely ever bowls the delivery that should be his stock in trade.

Instead, Badree relies on his quicker delivery as well as his googly.

Badree’s hit the heights of the big time at the 2011 World T20 League where he finished third on the economy chart behind Sunil Narine and Brett Lee.

He would continue to stay at or near the top for the next few years, regularly opening the bowling for the West Indies.

His ability to control the new ball was impressive and by 2016 he had played a big part in helping the West Indies to his and their second World T20 title. He had stints in the IPL where he often went unused, largely because he isn’t the most mobile fielder and he can’t bat.

But as a bowler, there are few to ever play the shortest format of the game who have been more economical.

 

Career Statistics (2006-2018)

Full name: Samuel Badree

Born: March 9, 1981, Barrackpore, Trinidad (39)

Major teams: West Indies, Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, Islamabad United, Jamaica Tallawahs, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, West Indies A, World-XI

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls   Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR      4w    5w    10w

52       52     1146    1180      56       4/15     4/15     21.07   6.17    20.4     1         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns  Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

197    194    4125     4144     187      5/22     5/22    22.16    6.02    22.0     2      1         0

 

Career Highlights

  • ICC T20 World Cup winner (2012)
  • 3rd most wickets at ICC T20 WC (2014)
  • 10th most T20 WC wickets, 24 at 13.58
  • 2nd most wickets by a West Indian in T20Is (56)
  • 1 T20I four-wicket haul
  • 187 T20 wickets taken at 22.16
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