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Sanju Samson should play all T20Is: Saba Karim
By SMCS - Jul 6, 2024 10:00 am
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Former India player Saba Karim has shared that India’s T20I series against Zimbabwe will be important for Sanju Samson to seal his place in future. Karim also believes that Samson has all the skills to play in all T20I games for India in the current team as well, both a batter and a wicketkeeper. Although Samson was added to India’s 2024 T20 World Cup-winning squad, he did not feature in any game.

Saba Karim
Saba Karim

Speaking in an interaction for Sony Sports, Saba Karim said, “I reckon so. Because I feel in this series, if he’s available, he should get to play all five T20Is, and that also number three. Because that’s the kind of spot which he prefers and where he has done well. I think it will throw up multiple options for the selectors, going forward, and it will be good to see. These are exciting times for Indian cricket, because now the transition will start from the Zimbabwe Series, and there are a number of newcomers who would want to cement their place in the side, even for the wicket keeper slot. So I know that they have, the selectors, tried out the number three.”

“He has done well in patches. He may get some more opportunities at that number. There is a strong possibility that they may want to bring him back down the order. So there are a number of options available, but I think yes, if Sanju Samson gets get to play five T0Is here, then at least going forward, if he does well, then he’ll get many more opportunities at that number, because he is rich in talent. He’s got loads of experience now. He led the RR side quite well last season in the IPL, so there are some great challenges ahead for Samson,” Karim further added.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

However, it is yet to be confirmed when Sanju Samson, alongside Yashashvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube will be able to join the rest of the squad for the Zimbabwe series as well, after their return to India from Barbados for the celebration of T20 World Cup win as well. And, the BCCI has announced three changes in the team before the series with batter Sai Sudharsan, wicketkeeper batter Jitesh Sharma and fast bowler Harshit Rana joining the team as their replacements as well.