- T20 series will be played against West Indies after One Day
- Rohit Sharma and the rest of the team reached West Indies for T20 series
- Sanju Samson scored his first century in the second ODI
Sanju Samson: The last match of the ODI series between India and West Indies will be played on July 27. After this the T20 series will start. Many players playing ODI series are not part of T20 series. Many players of the team captained by Rohit Sharma have reached West Indies and have also started preparations. But there is such a player of Team India, who has grabbed every opportunity with both hands, but he has not been given a place in the T20 team. Not only this, when some players are on rest, only then he gets a chance, his place in Team India has not been confirmed yet. We are talking about wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson.
Sanju Samson has not been selected for T20 series
Sanju Samson is currently in West Indies. In the second match of the ODI series, Sanju Samson played a brilliant half-century and also kept the wicket for the entire 50 overs. In the first match, if Sanju Samson had not stopped the wide ball in the last over of Mohammad Siraj, then the result of the match could have been different. Sanju Samson has played only three ODIs so far and every time he has been playing under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. Earlier, when Team India toured Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan in the year 2021, he got a chance to play one day match, now he has played two matches again under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. He scored 54 runs in the last ODI, which was his first half-century in ODIs.
Sanju Samson’s record in T20 cricket is quite impressive
On the other hand, if we talk about T20 cricket, he has played 14 T20 International matches and in this he has scored 251 runs at a strike rate of 135.67. Recently, when Team India was playing the T20 series against Ireland, he scored his first half-century in T20. Even after this, he has not got a place in the five-match T20 series to be played against the West Indies. Rishabh Pant is making a comeback in the T20 team, Dinesh Karthik is also in this team and Ishaan Kishan is also there. Not only this, KL Rahul has also been kept in this team, although his selection was said to be on the basis of fitness, but now he has been suffering from corona. So many wicket-keeper batsmen have been kept in the Indian team, but Sanju Samson has not got a place in that team.
Sanju Samson’s place in T20 World Cup also not confirmed
Talking about T20 cricket, after Rishabh Pant, the wicket-keeper of Team India’s second choice is Ishan Kishan. Ishaan Kishan plays whenever Rishabh Pant is not there. Sanju Samson is getting a chance in this ODI team because the team’s captain and opener Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed batsman and Ishan Kishan is also a left-handed batsman, so Shubman Gill is opening due to left-right combination. And Ishaan also opens, if Ishaan is not there then Sanju Samson is being given a chance. Not only this, whether Sanju Samson will be able to play for Team India in the T20 World Cup or not, it is also not sure yet, because he is not getting much opportunities to prove his worth and prove his place in the team.
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