Wasim Jaffer, a former opener for India, has shown his support for Sanju Samson, a wicketkeeper-batter, in the hopes that he will be selected for India’s white-ball squads for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
White-ball cricket is Jaffer’s preferred form of the game, and he wants Samson to have a “steady run.”
“I really hope that India would include Sanju Samson in their squads for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. And enjoys a reliable and prolonged run. #INDvSL #INDvNZ, “Jaffer sent up a tweet.
Sri Lanka will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals during their trip of India, which will take place from January 3 to January 15.
Then, beginning on January 18 and continuing until February 1, New Zealand will be travelling India to compete in three Twenty20 Internationals as well as three One-Day Internationals.
Sanju Samson finished the year with 284 runs at an average of 71.00 in 10 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), including two half-centuries and a high score of 86.
Sanju Samson scored 179 runs in 6 Twenty20 Internationals this year, with an average of 44.75 runs per game and one half-century. This year, his strike rate in Twenty20 Internationals is 158.40.
Even though Samson made his debut for his country’s national team in 2015, he has appeared in 16 of his country’s international matches only this year. His total number of international appearances is 27.
Rishabh Pant, his primary rival for the position of wicket-batter, has not performed particularly well in white-ball cricket. In comparison, Rishabh has done rather well in limited-overs cricket. This year, he has played in 25 Twenty20 Internationals and has scored 364 runs at an average of 21.41, with one fifty and a strike rate of 132.84.
Even though Pant has scored 336 runs in 12 one-day international matches, including one century and two fifty-plus scores, the rest of his innings have been marked by inconsistency.