West Indies all rounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test matches as West Indies Cricket Board announced the squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand under the captaincy of Denesh Ramdin.
Sammy who was omitted form the captain of Test team will remain captain for the country T20 team and has expressed his view to continue his One Day International carrier.
30-years-old Sammy has played 38 test matches so far and has scored 1323 runs with an average of 21.68. He has one century and five half century in his name. Likewise he has taken 84 wickets in as many test matches with strike rate of 73.9.
At the age of 23 Sammy became the first player from St. Lucia to represent the West Indies test side in the year 2007 against England at Old Trafford. Sammy was made the captain of the West Indies test team in October 2010 over Chris Gayle who had turned down a central contract of West Indies Cricket Board.
Under the captaincy of Sammy West Indies has won eight test matches while lost in 12 matches and was able to draw 10 matches. Sammy’s last assignment as the captain of West Indies was against New Zealand in last December.