IND vs NZ: Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Sanju Samson Yet Again In 3rd T20I

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IND vs NZ: Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Sanju Samson Yet Again In 3rd T20I

IND vs NZ: Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Sanju Samson Yet Again In 3rd T20I


It has pained many Indian fans that Sanju Samson has yet again been ignored by the team management. Fans took to Twitter to express their anger and frustrations and disappointments with the team management after the Rajasthan Royals captain was not selected for the third T20I against New Zealand on Tuesday, played at McLean Park in Napier.

Samson has surprisingly been omitted from the playing XIs of this series where the seniors are rested and the management should have looked to give opportunities to the players who they feel could be part of the 2024 T20 World Cup squad.

After the first T20I was washed out, India won the second T20I on the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s century. Samson was benched then with the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, and Deepak Hooda playing the match - the trio registered scores of 6 (13), 36 (31), and 0 (1) and were retained for the third T20I, consigning Samson to the bench again. Pant and Kishan opened the innings while Hooda was used at number 6, an out-of-position for him.

Sanju Samson has had a good year in T20Is with the Indian team - in 5 T20I innings in 2022, Sanju Samson has scored 179 runs at an average of 44 and, importantly, a strike rate of 158 - but despite this, the management stuck with Pant, who now has 5 straight single-digit scores in professional outings, and Kishan, whose strike rate has been under criticism this year.

Sanju Samson Has Fans Everywhere, Makes Batting Look so Easy'

Unsurprisingly, netizens blasted the team management for excluding Sanju Samson from the eleven from the third T20I:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


New Zealand's stand-in skipper Tim Southee won the toss and elected to bat first in the third T20I.

Teams:
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee(c), Lockie Ferguson