The one Indian player who has proven himself time and time again over the past few years is still vying for a regular berth in the Indian team despite his excellent cricket. Let us look at details on Why Sanju Samson Ruled out from IND vs SL?
Why Sanju Samson Ruled out from IND vs SL?
The wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who was part of team India in the recently finished T20 series against Sri Lanka. Missed the last 2 games due to knee injury.
Samson injured his left knee while attempting to field a ball near to the boundary ropes during the first T20I at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium,
The wicketkeeper-Batter then advised to rest and receive rehabilitation rather than travelling to Pune with the Indian squad for the second game after examined by specialists.
Sanju Samson in series against Sri Lanka
Samson left the middle after scoring five runs when Samson went for a slog and mistimed his drive off Dhananjaya de Silva after only five deliveries. The dismissal made more heart-breaking by the fact that Samson received a reprieve on the previous ball when the fielder missed a chance in the deep.
But, this is also a fact that the potential batter not getting enough chances as compared to other players in the Indian team. Which is the main reason behind his and Indian cricket teams’ fans displeasure towards the selection committee.
Sanju Samson‘s absence from team India
Sanju Samson’s absence from the Indian T20 World Cup squad for 2022 upset his supporters. Who expected the wicketkeeper-batter received the selection call given his strong performance in the white-ball format over the previous two years.
Fans were quite angry when they did not see his name on the roster for the T20 World Cup. Sanju Samson then however selected to captain India A for the ODI series against New Zealand A. Which drew mixed emotions from the supporters.
Sanju Samson’s IPL record
In the 17 games he participated in the IPL 2022, he amassed 458 runs at an average of 28.63. With a strike rate of 146.79, he scored runs while also hitting two fifty-sixes.
The Royals squad reached the Indian Premier League finals under his captaincy in this season’s IPL for the first time in 15 years.
However, Samson only had a few appearances after the IPL this year before being disqualified from the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. Since India decided to field Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant as their two wicketkeepers.
Sanju Samson’s international record
Samson has been part of team India for 17 T20 games. In which he has scored 301 runs at an average of 20.06, and a strike-rate over 133.
While he featured in 11 ODIs for India so far and scored 330 runs. At an average of 66 while maintaining a strike-rate over 100.
He has played only one ODI so far against Sri Lanka in his career, in which he scored 46.