Former India cricketer on Sanju Samson’s snub from World Cup squad


Despite boasting a powerful common of 55.71 after 13 One Day Internationals (ODIs) with a strike fee of 104, Samson is not going to be collaborating within the World Cup.

S. Sreesanth has expressed his assist for the choice made by the Indian males’s cricket selectors to exclude Sanju Samson from the squad for the upcoming 2023 World Cup. According to Sreesanth, Samson must focus on bettering his angle, search steerage from cricket legends, and adapt his batting fashion to go well with completely different match situations.

Despite boasting a powerful common of 55.71 after 13 One Day Internationals (ODIs) with a strike fee of 104, Samson is not going to be collaborating within the World Cup, the Asia Games (the place India will probably be represented by a B-team), or the upcoming three-match ODI collection in opposition to Australia. Instead, the Indian group has chosen to prioritize the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav, who has a median of 24.40 in 27 ODIs, and Tilak Varma, who has scored 21 runs in a single ODI.

Observers imagine that Suryakumar’s choice is predicated on his skill to make game-changing contributions in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), though he’s but to completely set up himself within the ODI format. On the opposite hand, Tilak’s left-handedness and proficiency in bowling off-spin appear to compensate for his lack of expertise.

“I think it’s the right decision because it’s very important for a player to understand himself,” Sreesanth stated in an unique chat with Sportskeeda. 

“From Gavaskar sir to Harsha Bhogle sir and Ravi Shastri sir, everyone rates him highly. There’s no doubt about his ability. But the approach… he doesn’t listen when someone asks him to play according to pitch. He can change that attitude.”

Sreesanth believes that Samson continuously falls sufferer to hasty shot choice, leading to his dismissal. The Rajasthan Royals captain should be taught to place confidence in his skill to show round a sluggish begin and dedicate extra time to occupying the crease.

“Whenever I meet him, I tell him just one thing: “Sanju, please learn the wicket. Wait, do not go after each bowler. Think. You can hit anybody wherever anytime, simply look ahead to the chance,” he added.

Samson’s snub frequently attracts significant criticism on social media, with a considerable portion coming from fans in his and Sreesanth’s home state of Kerala. It is worth noting that they are among only five individuals from Kerala who have had the privilege of representing India.

“All of Malyali individuals who assist him, together with me, say he does not get probabilities. We cannot say that. He bought probabilities in opposition to Ireland, Sri Lanka, he has been taking part in IPL for 10 years. He has been taking part in since 2013, has been the captain too, and has scored simply three 100s and he hasn’t proven consistency,” he continued.

Samson hasn’t played against Ireland or Sri Lanka in ODIs for the past two years. The last encounter he had with either of these teams was in the T20 format. During the month of August, he scored an impressive 40 runs off 26 balls and an unbeaten single in two matches against Ireland. In January, he played a solitary game against Sri Lanka, managing to score only 5 runs off 6 balls.

Sreesanth expressed his belief that if Samson alters his approach, he could potentially represent India in all formats. However, he cautiously admitted that he does not hold high expectations for this outcome.

“He will probably be again,” Sreesanth said. “He’ll play all codecs: Tests, ODIs and T20s if he alters his mindset. I do not suppose he’ll change his mindset however I genuinely hope for Kerala cricket and Indian cricket that such a expertise does not get wasted by solely taking part in the IPL. I believe he ought to change his strategy however he is not going to… I do not wish to change an individual who does not wish to change.”

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Nilesh Desai
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