Sanju Samson was unable to secure a place in India’s World Cup squad, which left many of his fans disheartened. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to choose between Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson as a backup wicketkeeper, and Kishan’s consistent performance in the ODI series against West Indies and Australia played a significant role in his selection over Samson for the World Cup squad. Moreover, the BCCI also favored Suryakumar Yadav over Sanju Samson as a backup batsman, adding to the disappointment of Samson’s supporters.
Sanju Samson: A Talented Cricketer Unfortunate with Opportunities
Sanju Samson is undoubtedly one of the unluckiest cricketers. Despite possessing immense potential and talent, he has never had a sustained opportunity in the Indian team due to the fierce competition for spots. While he may have missed the chance to represent India in the World Cup, he still has the opportunity to capture the selectors’ attention. Sanju Samson has been appointed as the captain of the Kerala team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. A strong performance in this tournament could place him back in the selectors’ sights for upcoming limited-overs series.
A Ray of Hope for Samson and Youngsters
The near future might bring more opportunities for Sanju Samson and other young talents. Several senior players are expected to retire after the World Cup, which will open up multiple vacant spots in the team. This creates a promising pathway for players like Sanju Samson to make their mark in the Indian cricket team.
Kerala Squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Kerala team boasts Sanju Samson as the captain and Rohan Kunnummal as the vice-captain. The team has strengthened its spin attack by adding Shreyas Gopal, who recently moved to Kerala from Karnataka, along with the experienced Jalaj Saxena. Kerala’s campaign in the tournament kicks off on October 16, where they will face Himachal Pradesh in their first match.
In a season filled with ups and downs for Sanju Samson, his role as the captain of the Kerala team presents a golden opportunity to shine and regain the selectors’ trust, potentially leading to a comeback in the national squad.