Why Sanju Samson is not included in this World Cup 2023 squad explained by former all rounder Harbhajan Singh.
The unlucky power hitter fails to steal his position in world cup 2023 squad and has been ignored by the selectors.Early Samson was backed for west indies series in which key players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi were given rest for the limited over matches
With having a stop start career Samson was failed to make a significant impact against West Indies.He made his debut in 2015 as a stand by player for injured KL Rahul , once Rahul declared fit samson sent home back and not even considered for world cup squad that year.
Talking on his youtube channel Harbhajan agreed that exclusion of Samson has a great debate in Indian Cricket.“If you have avarage 55 in ODIs and still don’t be a part of the squad then definitely that’s strange.But I think Sanju wasn’t selected because India already have two wicketkeepers,KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. Both are also part of the World Cup Squad”, Harbhajan said
“Sanju will need to wait for his chance. I know it is difficult to accept sometimes and one can get disheartened. But age is on his side and I urge him to continue putting in the hard yards and wait for his time” Harbhajan added
“If I had to choose between KL Rahul and Sanju Samson,I would definitely select Rahul because of the stability he provides at No.4, No.5. Samson is also a good player and can hit sixes at will, but the situation now is such that you can’t have three wicketkeeper batters in a team. It will be difficult to feild all of them in the eleven”, he include