Debutants Brampton Wolves ewill enter their 2019 GT20 Season with high expectationsof outstanding lead from the front performances by their marquee players: former West Indies T20 World Cup winning captain and bowling-all-rounder Daren Sammy, Bangladesh’s awesome all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, and New Zealand’s big-hitting all-rounder Colin Munro.

As their respective profiles illustrate the three certainly have the reputations to warrant such confidence.

Daren Julius Garvey SammyOBE (born 20 December 1983) is a Saint Lucian ren cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies. He is a two time T20 World Cup winning captain. He plays as a right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler. On making his One-Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2004, Sammy became the first person from the island of St Lucia to play international cricket. Three years later he made his Test debut against England, taking 7/66 which were the best bowling figures for a West Indian in his first Test since Alf Valentine in 1950. Sammy was appointed West Indies captain in October 2010. He scored his maiden Test century in May 2012 during a match against England.

Sammy is the only captain to have won World T20 twice. He captained West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka, West Indies' first major trophy for 8 years (having won the ICC Champions trophy against England in 2004). Sammy again captained West Indies to victory in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20against England. Now Sammy plays in the Pakistan Super League as the captain of Peshawar Zalmi.

On 5 August 2016, Sammy was informed he was being dropped as T20I captain of West Indies.

T20 Career Summary

Batting

M68      Inn 52               No 18               Runs 587        HS 42               Avg 17.26     SR 147.49

Bowling

M68      Inn 59               Balls 916        Runs 1116       Wkts 44          Econ 7.31        Avg 25.36

 

Shakib Al Hasan (born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer who currently captains the Bangladesh national team in Test and T20I formats. Considered as the best cricketer to have ever played for Bangladesh, Shakib is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest all-rounders in the world. He holds the record for being ranked first as an all rounders for 10 years and is still in the highest current rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, Twenty20 and One Day Internationals). His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order, controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling, and athletic fielding has helped him win trophies in top leagues across the world.

In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the 'No.1 all-rounder' by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, Twenty20 and One Day Internationals).On 13 January 2017, he registered the highest individual score (217) by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests.

In November 2018, he became the first bowler for Bangladesh to take 200 wickets in Tests. In June 2019, Shakib became the fastest player to score 6,000 runs and take 250 wickets in ODIs in just 199 matches.[12] He is the highest run scorer as well as the highest wicket taker for Bangladesh in World Cup. He is also the only cricketer to score 1000 runs and to take 30 wickets in World Cup. At the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Shakib became the first cricketer to score 500 runs and take 10 wickets in a single World Cup.

T20 Career Summary

Batting

M68      Inn 52               No 18               Runs 587        HS 42               Avg 17.26     SR 147.49

Bowling

M68      Inn 59               Balls 916        Runs 1116       Wkts 44          Econ 7.31        Avg 25.36

 

Colin Munro (born 11 March 1987) is a South-African born New Zealand international cricketer, who plays limited overs formats of the game. He was a member of the New Zealand Under 19 side and is currently a member of the Auckland cricket team.He is the first player to score three Twenty20 International centuries.

.In 2016, after becoming the top scorer in the domestic T20 competition, where he bats at no.3, there were hopes for him to cement that spot before the ICC World T20, given Brendon McCullum's international retirement before the tournament

Munro was added to the series against Sri Lanka, after a great domestic season. He played the last ODI and 2 T20Is in the series. In the second T20I at Eden Park, Munro recorded the second fastest T20I fifty of all time in 14 balls, with seven sixes, only behind 12-ball fifty of Yuvraj Singh. This is also the fastest fifty by a New Zealander in this format, beating the previous record set by Martin Guptill (50 from 19 balls) just 20 minutes before. He was adjudged man of the match for this performance.

On 6 January 2017 against Bangladesh, Munro scored his first Twenty20 International century, and became the third player for New Zealand to score a T20I hundred after Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill.With his century, New Zealand posted 195 runs in 20 overs and finally won the match by 47 runs.

On 4 November 2017, in the second T20I of the Indian tour, Munro scored his second Twenty20 International century, becoming the second New Zealander (after McCullum) and fourth overall to score two T20I centuries. He was also the first batsman to score two T20I centuries in a year. New Zealand won the match by 40 runs and 3-match series was levelled 1-1 with his all-round contribution.

During the series against West Indies, Munro moved up to open in the limited overs formats. On 3 January 2018, during the series against the West Indies, he became the first player to score three centuries in T20I cricket.With this feat, he became the no.1 T20I batsman in the world.

In March 2019, he was named as the ANZ International Men's T20 Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards. In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.