SRH vs RR: Pat Cummins snubbed as Aaron Finch picks the best captain in IPL 2024

Published - 01 May 2024, 11:23 AM | Updated - 01 May 2024, 11:44 AM

Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch
Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Australian opening batter Aaron Finch recently picked a captain who impressed him during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Aaron Finch snubbed his former Australian teammate Pat Cummins while picking the best captain of the ongoing tournament.

The Rajasthan Royals (RR) occupy the top spot in the table, having secured eight wins out of nine matches. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are in second and third places with 12 points each. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hold fourth place with 10 points.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are in fifth and sixth places with 10 points each. Gujarat Titans (GT) are in seventh place with 8 points, followed by Punjab Kings (PBKS) with 6 points. Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are in the bottom two places with six points each.

Aaron Finch Picks Sanju Samson As Best Captain In IPL 2024

In a video shared by ESPNCricinfo on X (formerly known as Twitter), Aaron Finch was asked to pick only one IPL captain this season. Finch picked Sanju Samson over captains like Pat Cummins, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and others.

The Rajasthan Royals have won every match in the 2024 IPL except for their defeat against the Gujarat Titans. They beat the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants in their recent match at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. The team has almost secured qualification for the playoffs with 16 points to their tally.

Sanju Samson has been in outstanding form for RR in the ongoing IPL 2024 season. The right-handed batter has scored 385 runs in nine innings at an impressive average of 77.00 and an outstanding strike rate of 161. He scored an unbeaten 71 off 33 in his recent match against the Lucknow Super Giants.

Sanju Samson Has Been Playing Really Mature Innings - Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch praised Sanju Samson for his exceptional performances in the ongoing IPL. Finch credited Samson for the Rajasthan Royals' clinical performance in the tournament.

"He's been playing really mature innings and that's what is required for the team. I think in times of T20 cricket, the ego of the batsman can get in the way of what the team needs sometimes but he's been playing each and every situation exactly how it's needed to be done," Finch had said after the MI game on Star Sports.

"I think he's leading the side unbelievably well, you can see how calm the Rajasthan Royals are when they're under pressure. And I think that the only game they lost was when they had that meltdown against GT right at the back end of the game, so they've been so clinical right throughout this IPL and a lot of credit has to go to Sanju for that," Finch had concluded.

The RR captain has been selected for the 15-member India squad for the T20 World Cup. The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the preliminary squad on April 30. Samson earned the spot over competitors like KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, and Jitesh Sharma with consistent performances.

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