Daniel Sams born on 27 October, 1992 in Milperra, New South Wales, Australia is a prolific raw, young talent who has set the BBL stage ablaze in the recent seasons with his sensational bowling performances. Sams can bowl upfront in the powerplays with a measured control and knock out the stumps of the slogging batsmen's in the final overs of the game. In short, he is a complete package.
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Daniel Sams made his first-class debut for Canterbury in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season on 30 October 2017. In the first inning, he threw down 25 overs, bowling 9 maidens and picking 3 wickets. However, his quota was empty in the second inning.
Daniel Sams later made his T20 debut for Sydney Sixers Cricket in the 2017–18 Big Bash League season on 19 December 2017, taking four wickets for fourteen runs, the best figures by a debutant in the tournament.
In his first two seasons, the left-arm quick has taken 45 wickets at the outstanding average of 17.26, including 30 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.
His 30 wickets in BBL-9 set a new record for most wickets in a single Men’s Big Bash season overtaking Melbourne Renegades paceman Kane Richardson who claimed 24 in 2018/19.
He made his List A debut 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. Sams claimed his best One-Day figures during the 2019 Marsh Cup returning 5-46 for the NSW Blues against Victoria.
Just the way Sams was included in BBL, by pure chance and due to injury to another player, Sams was included in the Delhi Capitals side after Jason Roy pulled out of the tournament due to ‘personal reasons’. The gun death bowler and his arrival can be a blessing in disguise for the franchise who are looking for death bowlers. Alongwith Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma, Daniel Sams can form a fearsome trio of pace bowling.
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.