What is happening with Sanju Samson? Will not play next series even if he performs well against New Zealand

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Pant and Ishaan got a chance in T20 series
Ishaan Kishan has not got a place in the ODI team

New Delhi. Sanju Samson may get a chance in the playing-11 in the ODI series against New Zealand. The first match (IND vs NZ) is to be played in Auckland tomorrow. However, even after being in the team for the T20 series, Samson did not get a chance to play in any match. Earlier, questions were raised on his non-selection in the T20 World Cup as well (T20 World Cup 2022). Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, who landed as wicketkeepers, could not perform anything special in the tournament. Pant got a chance in the playing-11 in both the T20s against New Zealand. They failed here too. Pant is sure to play in the ODI series as well, as he is the vice-captain of the team.

Now let’s talk about Sanju Samson. Even if he performs well in the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand, he will not be able to play in the next ODI series. Team India has to play a 3-match ODI series from Bangladesh next month. For this, Sanju Samson has not been included in the team. Apart from Pant, Ishaan Kishan will be seen playing here as a wicketkeeper. Ishaan has not been given a place in the team for the ODI series against New Zealand, he definitely appeared in the T20 series.

Only 26 international matches in 7 years
28-year-old Sanju Samson got the opportunity to make his international debut for the first time in 2015. He got a place in the Indian team in the T20 match against Zimbabwe. But he could play only 26 matches in 7 years international career. It includes 10 ODIs and 16 T20 matches. While Pant made his debut in 2017 and has played 31 Tests, 27 ODIs and 66 T20 Internationals so far. That means a total of 124 matches. On the other hand, 24-year-old Ishaan, who made his debut last year, has played more matches than Samson so far. He has been given a chance in 30 matches including 9 ODIs and 21 T20s.

Got a chance at number-3 only once
Sanju Samson has got a chance to play 10 ODIs so far and he has come out to bat 9 times. Got a chance to play at number-3 only once in this. He scored 46 runs in 46 balls against Sri Lanka. At the same time, landed at number-5 5 times and during this time scored 12, 54, 6 not out, 30 not out and 2 not out. While playing at number-6 thrice, scored 43 not out, 15 and 86 not out. That is, he has remained unbeaten in 5 innings out of 9. Has scored 294 runs at an average of 74. Has scored 2 half-centuries and the strike rate is 106.

pant’s place almost confirmed
Talking about 25-year-old Pant, he has got a chance to play 27 ODIs so far. During this, he batted in 24 innings and scored 840 runs at an average of 37. Scored one century and 5 half-centuries. The strike rate is 109. He has been unbeaten only once. He got a chance to play at number-2 once while at number-4 14 times. That is, in a way, his playing place is confirmed, yet he is far behind Sanju Samson in terms of average.

Ishaan behind in terms of average-strike rate
Ishaan Kishan is also far behind Sanju Samson in terms of ODI strike rate and average. Ishaan has scored 267 runs in 8 innings of 9 matches at an average of 33. Has scored 3 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 91. He has landed once as an opener, 4 times at number-3 and 3 times at number-4. That is, he has also got a chance to play mostly in the top order. He also got a chance in the T20 series against New Zealand. He scored 36 and 10 runs in 2 innings respectively.

After Sanju Samson, another player from Kerala got a place in the Indian team, scored 4 centuries in 7 innings

Now talking about List-A career of all the three players, Sanju Samson has scored 2978 runs in 107 innings at an average of 32. Has scored a century and 17 half-centuries. The strike rate is 90. Pant has scored 1758 runs in 58 innings at an average of 33. Has scored 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries. The strike rate is 106. At the same time, Ishaan has scored 2816 runs in 82 innings at an average of 37. Has scored 4 centuries and 15 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 92.

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