New Delhi. The 15-member Indian team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced. Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar have been selected as standby players in this team. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are the two wicketkeeper-batsmen. Sanju Samson has not been selected in this team, due to which the fans are very angry. However, the selectors have cited the combination for not selecting Sanju Samson.
After Rishabh Pant’s poor performance in the Asia Cup 2022, there was a demand on social media that Sanju Samson should be included in the team instead of Rishabh Pant. Fans were trying to prove Samson better than Pant by giving figures of both the players on social media. Along with this, the fans were also saying that Rishabh Pant has been given a lot of chances, but he has failed to prove himself in T20. On the other hand, Samson has got few chances, but still he has been successful.
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Amid growing outrage from the fans, a member of the selection committee told InsideSport, “Sanju of course has all the talent in the world, but he doesn’t fit the combination. We are currently a heavy team batting at the top. No place in top 5. In such a situation, if someone gets hurt in the match, then it becomes difficult. We wanted a player who could bowl 1-2 overs when needed. Hooda gives us that option. He has already proved his batting prowess.
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The selector further said, “It is unfortunate that Sanju Samson has to miss. He is an extraordinary talent and that’s why we are keeping an eye on him. But in the end, it’s all about the team combination. We already have Dinesh and Rishabh as two wicketkeepers. In such a situation, taking the third keeper to Australia would have been pointless. But that does not mean that Sanju is not part of our plans. In future, he will get a chance in ODIs and T20s.
Tags: Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 13, 2022, 16:33 IST