Sanju Samson, a 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, is undoubtedly in the mix for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which would be held in Australia, according to Indian team head selector Chetan Sharma.
On Saturday, February 19, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the teams for the three-match T20 International and two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
Sanju Samson, the wicketkeeper-batsman and captain of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has returned to the India National Cricket Team, replacing Rishabh Pant, who has been rested for the series.
The T20I series will begin on February 24 in Lucknow at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, and conclude on February 26 and 27 in Dharamsala at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. The first Test begins on March 4 at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh, while the second begins on March 12 at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Sanju Samson is a part of our plan – Chetan Sharma
Following the squad release, the Chairman of India’s selection committee told the press that the 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is a part of India’s plans for the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
“Sanju is a part of our plan.” Most significantly, we must determine which cricketer will be effective on Australian pitches. He’s clearly in our plans [for the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia].”
Sanju Samson last represented India during the 2022 India tour of Sri Lanka, when a second-string squad was fielded.