India’s talented wicketkeeper batter Sanju Samson shared his school of thought after yet another snub from the Indian squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia. The Kerala-based player who is currently in the UAE, was included as a reserve player for the recently passed Asia Cup 2023 but then he could not get the chance to play since KL Rahul returned to the side.
Sanju took to his Instagram handle and wrote, “It is what it is !! I choose to keep moving forward.”
Samson is not a fixed name in the Indian side as ever since making his debut in July 2021, he has been in and out of the ODI team. He recently took part in two ODIs against the West Indies, making 60 runs at an average of 30 with a top score of 51 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. In a total of 13 ODIs, Samson amassed 390 runs at an average of 55.71 and a strike rate of 104 with three half-centuries.
On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India declared India’s squad for the three-match ODI series against Australia. The games will be played on Friday, September 22, Sunday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 27 in Mohali, Indore, and Rajkot respectively. The Men in Blue opted for two different squads for the upcoming 50-over series with veteran players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya being rested for the first two games but then they will be making their return in the third ODI.
India squad for first 2 ODIs: KL Rahul (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
India squad for third ODI: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel*, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj.