Darren Sammy: Notts to sign West indies all-rounder for T20 Blast

Darren Sammy
Sammy made his Test debut in 2007 against England

Nottinghamshire are poised to sign West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy for part of their T20 Blast campaign.

The 31-year-old will be available for four matches between 31 May and 12 June, and a deal is in place for him to return should Notts reach the quarter-finals and finals day.

Notts need cover because batsmen James Taylor and Alex Hales could be on England duty in that period.

"He's an explosive Twenty20 player," director of cricket Mick Newell said.

"He has a reputation around the world for being a good player and a good bloke and will fit into the middle order."

Sammy's international pedigree
Played: 38Played: 123Played: 58
Runs: 1323 Runs: 1818Runs: 511
Wickets: 84Wickets: 81Wickets: 43
Catches: 65Catches: 66Catches: 27

Sammy appeared for Glamorgan in last season's T20 Blast campaign and currently playing in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

He formerly captained West Indies in all three formats of the game, the first St Lucian to have the role, but now skippers the team in T20 matches only.

West Indies won the World T20 under Sammy's leadership in 2012, their first major limited-overs title for eight years.

He will be available for Nottinghamshire's T20 Blast home games against Durham and Leicestershire, and the trips to Worcestershire and holders Birmingham Bears.

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