Sammy to debut in Big Bash League

West Indies captain Darren Sammy.
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West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes recently.

Sammy is expected to represent Hobart in the first six matches of the tournament before joining West Indies for their training camp ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

The St. Lucian all-rounder is joining England’s Alex Hales as the two international signing for the Hurricanes.

Sammy said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Tasmania and taking part in the Big Bash League.”

Sammy was captain of the West Indies in all formats of the game until last year, when Dwayne Bravo was handed control of the One-Day International side, and Denesh Ramdin became Test captain earlier this year.

The St. Lucian’s lower-order striking has made him a dangerous batsman in the shorter formats and he has taken 99 Twenty20 wickets at 25.18 with an economy rate of 7.37.

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