Finding a place in the Indian team is really challenging: Sanju Samson


The keeper-batsman believes that over the past few years he has prepared himself in a manner that no one terms him a one-dimensional cricketer. His exclusion from the World Cup left fans fuming, but the Kerala batter said that he understands that getting into the elite 15 of the national team is more challenging than ever, with the quality of players Indian cricket is churning out nowadays.

The 27-year-old keeper added that the demands of the game needs one to be flexible to be successful. “Playing different roles is something I have worked on for a lot of years. I am confident of batting anywhere in the order,” PTI quoted Samson.

“You should not fix a spot for yourself. You cannot tell people: ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher.’ In the last three-four years, playing in various roles and spots (in the order) has added a new dimension to my game,” he added.

The 27-year-old has always found himself in and out of the team and failed to find a regular spot, having featured in 7 ODIs and 16 T20Is so far. The selectors have been criticised by fans on several occasions for not picking the Kerala power-hitter, but Samson stated that finding a spot in the Indian team is challenging and there is a lot of competition.

“It really does get challenging. Finding a place in the Indian team is really challenging. There is a lot of competition around, even within players who are in the team now. When these things happen, it is important to focus on myself,” Samson said. “I am happy with the way I am performing. I want to improve…,” he added.

Samson is set to lead India A in the three List A games against New Zealand A, starting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from Thursday (Sept. 22).

“The quality of cricketers we have in our team is unbelievable. So, it really helps each and every individual to raise their level. We keep on challenging ourselves. We try to perform every time we get an opportunity,” Samson stated.

The A series always keeps the fringe players in the selection radar and talking about leading the India A team, Samson said it is important to make use of the opportunities. “They (India A games) are really important. There is not much difference between an A game and international game. The competition is almost the same. So, it is important to make use of the opportunities,” Samson signed off.

  • Sanju Samson to lead India A against New Zealand A: India A Squad, One-Day Schedule
  • BCCI’s Asia Cup Review: Team India’s slow batting during middle overs a matter of concern
  • India Squad for Australia, South Africa T20I Series: Hardik, Bhuvi, Arshdeep get rotational rest
  • India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma to lead; Bumrah, Harshal return
  • India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022 (Predicted): Focus On Spinners, Fitness of Bumrah, Harshal
  • India Squad For Australia T20I Series (Predicted): Focus on Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: List Of Award Winners, Man Of The Match, Man Of The Series, Scorecard, Highlights
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Toss, Playing 11 Update, Pitch Report, Captains’ Comments
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Possible Playing 11, Match Prediction
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: List Of Award Winners, Man of the Match, Scoreboard, Post-Match Presentation
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: Live Streaming, Date, IST Time, TV Channel, Team News
  • India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Possible Playing 11, Match Prediction

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Cricket News Click Here 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.
Leave a comment