11 May 2014

Sammy retires from Test cricket

6:57 pm on 11 May 2014

Darren Sammy has retired from Test cricket just hours after being replaced by Denesh Ramdin as West Indies captain.

The 30 year old played in 38 Tests, captaining in 30 of those since October 2010.

He led them to series victories over Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and New Zealand but his overall record was eight wins and 12 defeats, including five in the last six matches.

Ramdin will lead West Indies in the three-Test home series against New Zealand starting in Kingston, Jamaica on June the 8th.

The Trinidadian right-hander has played 56 Tests, scoring 2,235 runs at an average of 27.25, including four centuries, and taking 156 catches.

The West Indies will now have three different captains for the three international formats -- Ramdin for Tests, Sammy with the T20 side and Dwayne Bravo as head of the ODI squad.