Darren Maddy is English right handed batsman and a right hand medium pace bowler who made his debut in International Cricket in 1998. He has also played cricket for Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
Darren only played 3 tests and 8 ODIs for England. His international career was not particularly successful until he exploited the short form, the Twenty20 in 2003 playing for Leicestershire. By the end of 2006 he had surpassed 1000 runs and was the first player to do so in this format of the game. It was then that he signed up, and was made captain for the Warwickshire Bears after rumors of unrest with Leicestershire, with whom he was playing for, were noticed.
His consistent performance in One day domestic Tournaments earned him a place in the England Twenty20 World Cup 2007 team. In the 4 Twenty20 games that he played he scored an impressive 113 runs in total and also took 3 wickets in the 3 overs he bowled. Later in September 2007 he signed up for the Indian Cricket League and joined the Kolkata Tigers and the likes of Lance Klusener and Upul Chandana. It was Darren’s 4 wickets for 6 runs that sent the Chandigargh Lions to a 43 runs defeat and allowed the Kolkata Tigers to pull of their first win in the ICL tournament. In 2009, he suffered from a ligament injury while in the warm up session before a game which kept him out of the whole year.
Darren is said to be one of the most prolific run scorer in Twenty20 history and is currently in the forth position for highest runs in twenty20 matches with 1874 runs and a top score of 111 runs. He looks to be a great prospect for the Indian Premiere League which is a Twenty20 tournament in India. Definitely, teams would we keeping a watch on this talented cricketer and would like to select him for a successful campaign.
First person to cross 1000 runs in Twenty20 matches. No.4, highest runs in Twenty20 matches.