Average of 55+ and a strike rate of 100+ in ODIs, Are these figures making Sanju Samson a World Cup contender?

Average of 55+ and a strike rate of 100+ in ODIs, Are these figures making Sanju Samson a World Cup contender?
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Sanju Samson's figures in ODIs strengthen his claim for the World Cup. Sanju Samson has scored runs in 12 innings of 13 ODIs at an average above 55 so far.

There are two months left before the start of the World Cup. The Mahakumbh of cricket will start on October 5, hosted by India. But before that, there is a lot of discussion about the Indian team selected for the World Cup. In the current situation, except for 4-5 players, no one’s place in the team is visible. The names of Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav are at the forefront among the players whose names are being discussed the most for their place in the World Cup team.

Sanju Samson is also an option for wicketkeeper

The name of Sanju and Suryakumar is being discussed the most because the number 4 and 5 batting order is the biggest problem in Team India. It is very difficult for Rishabh Pant to play in the World Cup. In such a situation, there is also a search for the option of a wicketkeeper. The names of Ishan, Sanju and KL Rahul are doing the rounds for the wicketkeeper. KL Rahul is not fit right now. In such a situation, the claim of Sanju Samson looks strong in terms of wicketkeeping.

Sanju’s figures are better in ODIs

Only these two reasons are not enough to strengthen the claim of Sanju Samson. Apart from this, his figures in ODIs and his half-century in the last ODI against West Indies have proved that he is the favourite in the race for the World Cup team. Since making his ODI debut in July 2021, Sanju has scored runs in 12 innings of 13 matches at an average of 55.71. During this, he has scored 3 half-centuries and has been very close to the half-century twice (46 and 43). Sanju’s strike rate is also 104.0.

Sanju averages only 20.06 in T20

If we look at Sanju Samson’s statistics of white ball cricket, then it is known that he is a player of ODI class only. He has got more innings in T20 than the number of opportunities he has got in ODIs. But his average in T20 is 20.06. Sanju has scored 301 runs in 16 innings of T20 and has scored only one half-century. Although his strike is 133 there. Sanju Samson has 390 runs in ODIs and has been not out in 5 out of 12 innings, of which India has won 4 times.

List-A career of Sanju

If we look at Sanju Samson’s domestic figures, then they’re also his average in List A is better than T20. In 110 innings of 117 List A matches, he has scored 3074 runs at an average of 32.35. Sanju’s name in List A is 1 century and 18 fifties. Sanju has also scored a double-century in List A. 212 not out is his highest score.

Sanju’s 12 ODI innings: 46, 12, 54, 6, 43, 15, 86, 30, 2*, 36, 9, 51

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