October 3, 2022
“Looking For A Place In Indian Team…”: Sanju Samson, Not Selected For T20 World Cup, Speaks On Road Ahead


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Sanju Samson believes that over the years he has groomed himself in such a way that no one would call him a one-dimensional cricketer. The flamboyant Kerala keeper-batsman has missed out on a T20 World Cup ticket but understands that getting into the national team’s Elite 15 is more challenging than ever with the kind of quality that Indian cricket has been doing day in and day out. The day is churning. “Playing different roles is something I have worked on for many years. I am confident to bat anywhere in the order.” Samson believes that it is important to be flexible in order to be successful. You should not decide the place for yourself. You can’t tell people: ‘I’m an opener or I’m a finisher.’ In the last three-four years, playing in different roles and locations (in order) has added a whole new dimension to my game.”

The 27-year-old, who has featured in seven ODIs and 16 T20Is so far, said finding a place in the Indian team is challenging and there is a lot of competition.

“It gets really challenging. Finding a place in the Indian team is really challenging. There’s a lot of competition all around, even within the players who are in the team right now. When these things happen, then It’s important to focus on yourself,” Samson said in response to a question. “I am happy with the way I am performing. I want to improve…”

Samson will lead India A in three List A matches against New Zealand A, starting in Chennai on Thursday.

Samson said, “The quality of the cricketers in our team is unbelievable. So, it really helps each person to raise their level. We keep challenging ourselves. We try to perform every time we get an opportunity. “

The A Series always keeps fringe players on the selection radar and Samson is happy to lead the national A team.

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“They (India A game) are really important. There is not much difference between A game and international game. The competition is almost same. So it is important to utilize the opportunities.”

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