Daniel Sams, a prolific virgin, young talent who has set the BBL stage ablaze in recent seasons with his sensational bowling performances, was born on October 27, 1992 in Milperra, New South Wales, Australia. Sams will bowl with measured control in the powerplays and knock out slogging batsmen’s stumps in the final overs of the game. And a nutshell, he’s the whole deal.
On 30 October 2017, Daniel Sams made his first-class debut for Canterbury in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season. He bowled 25 overs in the first inning, including nine maidens and three wickets. In the second inning, though, his limit was depleted.
On the 19th of December 2017, Daniel Sams made his T20 debut for Sydney Sixers Cricket in the 2017–18 Big Bash League season, taking four wickets for fourteen runs, the best figures by a debutant in the tournament.
The left-arm fast has 45 wickets at an excellent average of 17.26 in his first two seasons, including 30 in BBL|09 at 15 runs per wicket. He was named to a 21-man Australian One-Day and T20 squad to tour England after his performances in BBL-9 won him the Michael Hussey Medal as Thunder’s Player of the Tournament.
He set a new record for most wickets in a single Men’s Big Bash season with 30 in BBL-9, surpassing Melbourne Renegades paceman Kane Richardson’s 24 in 2018/19.
On September 18, 2018, he made his List A debut for New South Wales in the 2018–19 JLT One-Day Cup. In 11 domestic limited-overs matches, the seamer has taken 16 wickets at less than 25 runs. During the 2019 Marsh Cup, Sams had his best One-Day numbers, returning 5-46 for the NSW Blues against Victoria.
Sams was included in the Delhi Capitals side after Jason Roy dropped out of the tournament due to “family reasons,” just as he was included in the BBL by sheer chance and due to an injury to another player. The arrival of the gun death bowler may be a blessing in disguise for the franchise, which is in desperate need of death bowlers. Daniel Sams, along with Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma, can form a formidable pace bowling trio.
Daniels had been overlooked for the BBL-7 and was set to return to the domestic circuit, but fate had different intentions for the lanky pace bowler, when he was called into the Sydney Sixers’ squad as an injury replacement for Henry Thornton. And, as they suggest, the rest is history. Sams has signed an IPL contract and will be looking to light up the stage.