New Delhi: Sanju Samson could not find a place in the playing eleven in the T20 series played between India and New Zealand. However, his place in the three-match ODI series starting on Friday is believed to be confirmed. Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson’s claim has been confirmed after Rishabh Pant’s flop show in T20 World Cup and T20 series against New Zealand.
Although it will be a matter to be seen whether captain Shikhar Dhawan gives him a chance or not, but Dhawan’s statement on Sanju Samson being sidelined from the T20 series has definitely come to the fore. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan himself has been left out of the playing XI several times, revealing why Samson is constantly overlooked in the white-ball formats. Dhawan said that talking to the player is important.
Players like Samson already know
Dhawan explained in detail in the press conference why Samson is being ignored in the playing XI. He said- Most of the players go through this phase when they are not in the playing XI, even if they have done well in the previous series. That’s why the way can be found only through communication. The coach and captain talk to the players. Dhawan said- Players like Samson already have clarity as to why they were not selected in the team. Basically it is about the benefit to the team. They are not taken because of team composition.
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Average of 73.50 in ODIs
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson missed the T20I series as skipper Hardik Pandya picked Deepak Hooda as a batting all-rounder, but looking for a finisher’s role in the 50-over format in Pandya’s absence, Samson has been included. can go. Samson, 28, made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in July last year.
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So far in 9 innings of 10 matches, he has scored 294 runs at an average of 73.50. This includes an unbeaten inning of 86 runs. Samson has so far hit two half-centuries, 21 fours-15 sixes. In 15 innings of 16 matches of T20 International, he has 296 runs at an average of more than 21. Samson broke a sweat in the nets ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand on 25 November. It will be interesting to see who captain Shikhar Dhawan gives a chance to Sanju Samson or Rishabh Pant in the playing XI of the first match.
India’s squad for New Zealand ODI:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik