Wicketkeeper-Batter gets support after questionable team selection
Sanju Samson was dropped from the Indian squad who played 11 in the second ODI against New Zealand which was eventually abandoned after incessant rain. However, his disqualification caused a social media storm with fans questioning the reasoning behind the decision considering Samson had scored 36 points at the start of the series.
After his disdain for T20 Globalism Trophy, Samson was included in both the T20I and ODI squads for the New Zealand tour. Interestingly, he did not play in any of the T20Is but was given a chance in the first ODI where he performed reasonably well.
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Although India suffered a seven-point defeat, they made some changes for the second match which included the benches of Samson and Shardul Thakur and their replacement by Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar.
There were possible explanations that Samson’s exclusion was due to the fact that this was the case India You want to match the batsman in the eleven so you have more bowling options.
Former India spinner Murali Kartik says the lack of batting in all competition is affecting Samson’s international career. “You want bowling options, unfortunately for India, the top six we have here, none of it. And I’ve said this before too, it’s tough for Sanju Samson. We’re all talking about how great he is,” Karthik said in Prime Video.
Samson was impressive during the home ODI series against South Africa prior to the T20 World Cup, scoring 86*, 30* and 2* over the three matches.
“He (Samson) comes in and gets a great score. He’s batting really well in the series against South Africa. Yeah, the feeling is to keep him going and then that’s right. But now he misses a chance despite the number of runs he scored in the previous match and you get Deepak Hooda To kick the ball, which is good,” Kartik said.
He added, “…if you’re picking him up as a batsman from the start and then pushing him into the bowl, that’s a different thing. But for him to come in every now and then for others to miss.. Look, Shardul Thakur has been among the wicket. It’s a tough ask. I know VVS Laxman He’s got a lot on his plate, he’s a fair guy. With XI 14 that’s what they tried to do given what happened in the previous game.”
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