Why Selectors are not Selecting Sanju Samson?

Keywords:- Sanju Samson, World cup 2023, Rishabh Pant, Dhoni, BCCI, Rohit, Ishan Kishan, Double century.

The Indian Cricket team is going through a tough phase after its exit from the T20 WorldCup 2022. Indian team struggling to find its best squad out of the bunch of players. After the continuous failure of Rishabh Pant Fans of Sanju Samson making pressure on bcci to give chances to Samson. 

Pant is playing for India since 2017 but he failed to fix his position as wicketkeeper-batsman after dhoni. Indian team management shows confidence in him but he failed to perform according to the expectation of the management. His last 10 innings in ODI cricket are as follows.

                Runs.          balls           4s               6s             Opposition                 Ground                       Year

10                     16                  2                   0                New Zealand               Hagley Oval                2022

15                     23                  2                   0                New Zealand               Seddon Park               2022

125*                 113                16                  2                England                         Old Trafford               2022

0                       5                    0                   0                England                         Lord’s                             2022

56                     54                  6                   1                West Indies                Narendra Modi         2022       


18                     34                  3                   0                West Indies                 Narendra Modi         2022       


11                     9                   2                    0                West Indies                 Narendra Modi         2022       


0                      1                    0                    0                South Africa                 Newlands                      2022

85                    71                  10                  2                South Africa                 Boland Park                 2022

16                    22                   1                   0                South Africa                 Boland Park                  2022

Whereas experts are demanding few chances should be given to Sanju Samson according to the experts Sanju has the potential to perform on the international platform for India under any conditions. Sanju had a good IPL season as Rajasthan Royal's captain. Gautam Gambhir said about Sanju Samson that "if he is not getting a chance to play for India it is not a loss for Sanju it is a loss for the Indian cricket team".

Bcci is still pushing Rishabh Pant and giving him chances but bcci is under immense pressure now to build a perfect combination team for the upcoming world cup 2023 which will be organised in India between November 2023 and December 2023. Rohit as a captain looking for few potential performers in pressure situations like world cup knockouts. He has some options like Ishan Kishan in the opening as he scored a double-century against Bangladesh. In the middle order, he has to choose between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.