Sanju Samson vs Rishabh Pant
‘This is Demoralizing for Sanju Samson, He Is Treated Like an Average Cricketer’
Sanju Samson vs Rishabh Pant: Former Pakistan Cricketer Danish Kaneria has lashed out on BCCI. He said Rishabh Pant the White Ball cricketer, adding Sanju Samson needs more opportunities in the important games.
Rishabh Pant’s inclusion over Sanju Samson has raised eyebrows. Especially the way the former has been batting in recent times. The Delhi Capitals skipper managed to play just one good innings in recent times which came against England where he scored a century to take his team home in the series decider. Apart from that, Pants stocks have been going down and he was even benched most partly white-ball0 World Cup in Australia.
Talking about Rishabh Pants Score in the last few matches across the two white ball formats ODI and T20I: 10, 15, 11, 6, 6, 3, 9, 9 and 27.
On the other hand, Samson with the limited opportunities he got with the bat. Moreover, he also scored 36 off 38 balls in the first ODI match. Also, speaking on this whole issues, former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria lashed out at BCCI.
Who should get a place in Indian playing 11 in ODI? Sanju Samson or Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant find himself under massive pressure after another failure with the bat in the third ODI vs New Zealand on Wednesday November 30 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. He scored just 10 off 16 balls to produce another poor performance in white-ball cricket. Pant did not show great returns in the ODIs and T20Is in this calendar year.
The series of low scores continues for him even if he feels he has age on his side. Sanju Samson is his big competition in the side and has comparably done well in the past. Samson had a good series vs South Africa in the home soil.
The numbers tell us that Samson may have scored lesser runs than Pant, but his impact has been greater.
In this 2022 so far Sanju Samson has done fairly well in comparison to Rishabh Pant. Samson has featured in the 69 ODI for the team India in the past matches for 2022. Scoring 284 runs at an average of 71 and at a strike rate of 105.57. Having two fifties to his name and has smashed 20 fours and 14 sixes in total.
In comparison, Pant has played in 10 matches, scoring 336 runs, averaging 37.33 and strike rate is 96.55. He has one hundred to his name and two fifties respectively while smashing 42 boundaries and 5 sixes respectively.
It can’t really be called bias.
The stats above definitely underlines that the Indian team management, despite the good show by Samson. Despite that has continued to back Pant as they want to give him a longer rope in the white-ball cricket. Some players get more backing than others and this is nothing new that is happening in Indian or world cricket. But dropping Samson from the Bangladesh ODIs has no logic whatsoever. He should remain in the squad because he has enough game in him to play.