Daniel Sams: Who Is Delhi Capitals’ Latest Signing?


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Daniel Sams is a prolific Australian cricketer who has set the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) on fire in the recent seasons. He has been a sensation with the ball and has had many match winning spells. Daniel Sams has the ability to bowl upfront in power plays and exercise an amazing amount of control on his line and length. He has also shown a great knack of uprooting the stumps of batsmen during the slog overs. For his incredible bowling abilities, he is also known as “Golden Arm.” Let’s find out a little more about Daniel Sams.

Daniel Sams: All You Need to Know

When did Daniel Sams make his first class debut?

Daniel Sams started his first class career with Canterbury in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season on 30 October 2017. In the first inning, he bowled 25 overs, with 9 maidens and took 3 wickets. He didn’t do much in the second inning though. 

When did Daniel Sams make his first class debut?

Daniel Sams started his T20 career with Sydney Sixers Cricket in the 2017–18 Big Bash League season on 19 December 2017. He scalped four wickets while giving only 14 runs, a record for a debutant in the tournament.

How many wickets did Daniel Sams take in his first two seasons?

The fiery left arm pacer scalped 45 wickets at the outstanding average of 17.26 during his first two seasons. He took a staggering 30 in wickets in BBL 09 at 15 runs per wicket. His performances throughout BBL-9 saw him receive the Michael Hussey Medal as Thunder’s Player of the Tournament and later earned him selection in a 21-man Australian One-Day and T20 squad to tour England. BBL-9 Daniel Sams set a new record for most wickets in a single Men’s Big Bash season by taking 30 wickets in BBL-9. He broke the record of Melbourne Renegades paceman Kane Richardson who claimed 24 in 2018/19.

When did Daniel Sams make his List A debut?

He started his List A career for New South Wales in the 2018–19 JLT One-Day Cup on 18 September 2018. The seamer is also developing quite a handy record in One-Day cricket with the white ball taking 16 wickets at under 25 in 11 domestic limited-overs matches. He had his best One-Day figures during the 2019 Marsh Cup returning 5-46 for the NSW Blues against Victoria.

When did Daniel Sams make his IPL debut?

Similar to his inclusion in the BBL, by pure chance and due to injury to another player, Daniel Sams needed a stroke of luck to get into the IPL also. He made the Delhi Capitals squad after Jason Roy pulled out of the tournament due to ‘personal reasons’. Sams, who is fantastic when it comes to bowling in the death, is going to be great for a team that is in severe need for that. Along with Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma, Daniel Sams can form a fearsome trio of pace bowling.

Did Daniel Sams make his BBL and IPL debut by chance?

Daniels wasn’t picked for BBL-7 and was on his way back to the domestic circuit grind but destiny had better things planned for the lanky pace bowler as he was drafted into the Sydney Sixer’s side as an injury replacement for Henry Thornton. And the rest, as they say, is history. Sams now has an IPL contract and he will be looking to set the stage on fire.

Daniel Sams: BBL Profile

Daniel Sams reaffirmed his commitment to the Thunder Nation prior to BBL|10 signing a three-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until the end of BBL|12.

In his first two seasons with the Thunder, the left-arm quick took 45 wickets at the outstanding average of 17.26, including 30 in BBL|09 at 15 runs per wicket.

His performances throughout BBL|09 saw him receive the Michael Hussey Medal as Thunder’s Player of the Tournament and later earned him selection in a 21-man Australian One-Day and T20 squad to tour England.

His 30 wickets in BBL|09 set a new record for most wickets in a single Men’s Big Bash season.

Sams also signed with the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. 

Daniel Sams: IPL Profile

The seventh season of the Big Bash League saw a left-arm pacer break the record for the best figures on BBL debut with a splendid four for 14 – Daniel Sams had arrived

In just 36 innings in Australia’s premier T20 competition, Sams has amassed 52 wickets at a more-than-impressive average of 18.40, picking up a wicket every 13.5 deliveries.

30 of those 52 wickets came in one season alone, the highest tally ever in a single BBL season. With that season, he made a name for himself as a death-over specialist who possesses a well-disguised slower ball among many other skills. He’s also more than handy with the bat as a power-hitter in the lower middle order. 


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