Rajasthan Royals (RR) cricket director Kumar Sangakkara has expressed confidence that franchise captain Sanju Samson will return to the Indian team soon. Sangakkara hopes that when that time comes, Samson will have more ropes to prove himself.
Samson was part of the Indian team for the limited overs series in Sri Lanka in July. However, he failed to capitalize on his opportunities. He has also played in three T20s in Australia but has not been able to do anything significant. The 26-year-old has played in 10 T20s and one ODI so far.
According to Sangakkara, Samson was great for RR this season and has the talent to do the same for India.
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In response to a SportsKida question about Samson’s Indian ambitions, Sangakkara revealed:
“Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. India’s aspirations come at a time when the IPL is over. Our chat is much more IPL-centric. Not just his batting, but his captaincy, the team and how we are playing. He is a very good player and special talent. He has done tremendously well for us this season. I am sure he has the desire to play for India and at some point I think he will be selected for a longer period. She is good and ready to choose him at any time. ”
Samson scored an unbeaten 0 against Delhi Capitals (DC) and 822 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
In the 43rd match of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai, RRB lost to RCB by seven wickets.
Sangakkara on Chris Morris
While Samson has been on the team, RR all-rounder Chris Morris has failed to maintain the impressive form he showed in the first leg. Against RCB, Morris, the most expensive purchase ever in the IPL auction, went for 50 runs in his four overs. He did not see any threat in the previous match.
Asked if RR wanted to replace Morris for the rest of the game, Sangakkara replied that they would take a call after analyzing all the sorting and combinations.
“We are going to take it as a party that will match the opponent best. Maurice did great for us in the first half. He didn’t do it the way he liked it or the way we liked it. He knows and we know. 50 runs in four overs, the last over was throwing dice to get wickets here. We were out of the game at the time. But he has done good for us in some ways. Whoever we think of picking next will be the best person to play against the opponent who comes to our side, ”Sangakkara explained.
RRB broke from 1 to 149 for 100 against RCB, who chased down the target in 17.1 overs.