TagMarlon Samuels

Keep your hair on Shane!

Given all the non-plastic surgery, we weren’t quite sure whether the bloke playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash was actually Shane Warne or not. Now we know. After Marlon Samuels was caught pulling Hussey’s shirt earlier in the day, thus preventing the batsman from taking a second run, bad feeling flowed as copiously as naff Aussie lager in the stands. Warney couldn’t resist having a pop at the cheating (is that too strong a word?) West Indian when bowling to him...

Where’s our cutting edge? Day one at Trent Bridge

West Indies 304-6 The West Indies have never lost a test at Trent Bridge – and if they continue where they left off today, they’ll keep that astonishing record intact. But if the worst does happen, England will only have themselves to blame. A top test team does not let a lower order batsman like Darren Sammy dominate. Marlon Samuels is another matter – as he’s a top order player – but even then, he’s the number six batsman in a low ranking test nation. He’s hardly bloody Brain Lara. Today was...


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