Sourav Ganguly hints at Sanju Samson’s inclusion in Indian Team

Ganguly lauds Sanju Samson
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly provided a major update on Sanju Samson’s future with team India as the chief of board stated that he is in the ‘Indian team plans’.

In a meeting with reporters ahead of the 1st T20I, Ganguly also hinted about Samson’s inclusion in the India squad for the upcoming ODI three-match ODI series against South Africa.

Right after the T20I series, both team will lock horns in one-dayers, in which Samson might get a chance to play for India again.

As the full-strength team will travel to Australia for the T20I World Cup, the second-string team will be selected to face South Africa in ODI home series.

And as per some media reporters, Sanju Samson may be appointed as the deputy to Shikhar Dhawan for this series.

Sourav Ganguly on Sanju Samson

“Sanju is playing well. He played for India but just missed the World Cup. He is in the Indian team’s plans. Now a part of the ODI team against SA. Also he has done well in the IPL franchise and he is the Captain also.” said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

Sanju Samson in Team India 

Earlier, Sanju Samson’s exclusion, first from the 2022 Asia Cup squad. And then from the T20 World Cup. Didn’t liked by the fans and they reacted very strongly on Social Media platforms about the same.

However, Samson didn’t find a place in team India’s recently concluded home series against Australia, which India won by 2-1. And also in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa.

In the meantime, Samson was appointed as the skipper of India A team for the three-match unofficial ODI series against New Zealand A. Under his captaincy the India A team won the series by 3-0 margin.

Samson had a good outing in IPL this year. He smashed 458 runs in 17 innings at an average of 28.63 and with a strike rate of 146.79.

He, however, didn’t get the reward for the same as he was not selected for the home series against South Africa in June 2022.

The wicket-keeper batter didn’t get a chance in the away series against England as well.

Samson was only been a part of India’s second string teams throughout the summer. He was part of team India for the Netherlands, West Indies and Zimbabwe series. He received overwhelming support from the spectators in those countries.

Now, with the full-strength team will travel to Australia, Samson is set to be back in the side.

The first match of the three-match ODI series take place on October 6 at Lucknow. Second on October 9 at Ranchi. while third on October 11 at Delhi.

India squad for South series (Predicted)

Shikhar Dhawan ©, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Rishi Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Chahar.




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