West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he helped his side take a 4-1 One-Day International series win over Zimbabwe.
Sammy returned career-best figures of four for 26 in the third ODI in Saint Vincent as the West Indies defended 245 for nine by bowling out Zimbabwe for 104, Sammy leading the charge.
He followed that up with one for 24 in the fourth ODI, which the West Indies won by four wickets, and Sammy was on form in the final match, taking three for 33 before the home side wrapped up victory by the same margin.
Sammy finished the series with eight wickets, level with Kemar Roach as West Indies' leading wicket-taker in the series.
Other contenders included his team-mate Chris Gayle, New Zealand's Scott Styris, England's Graeme Swann, Australia's Ricky Ponting and a number of players who have starred in the opening weekend of Indian Premier League action, among them Brad Hodge, Herschelle Gibbs, Chaminda Vaas, Angelo Mathews, Yusuf Pathan and Andrew Symonds.
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