Former India National Cricket Team opening batsman Wasim Jaffer is hopeful of the Kerala wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson being part of India’s white-ball squads for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Sri Lanka and New Zealand are all set to tour India for a limited-overs series in 2023. The Sri Lanka tour of India 2023 consists of three ODIs and three T20Is. The T20Is will be played on January 3, 5 and 7 in Mumbai, Pune and Rajkot respectively. Meanwhile, the ODIs will be played on January 10, 12, and 15 in Guwahati Kolkata, and Trivandrum respectively.
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Notably, the outgoing selection committee led by Chetan Sharma have been assigned the task of picking the squads for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka.
After the Sri Lanka series, the Men In Blue will take on New Zealand National Cricket Team in a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series from January 18 to February 1. The matches will be played in Hyderabad, Raipur, Indore, Ranchi, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad.
Wasim Jaffer Hopes Sanju Samson “Gets A Consistent Long Run”
On Monday, December 26, former India National Cricket Team opening batsman Wasim Jaffer, who is the batting coach of Punjab Kings (PBKS), took to Twitter to state that he is hoping that Sanju Samson gets picked in both ODI and T20I squads for the series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Jaffer is also hoping that Samson gets a consistent run of chances in the team. Notably, the comments of the former cricketer have come a day ahead of the squad selection.
“I hope Sanju Samson is part of India squads for both the T20I and ODI series against SL and NZ. And gets a consistent long run,” Jaffer tweeted on Monday.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 26, 2022
Sanju Samson made his debut in T20Is in 2015. However, so far he has only featured in 16 T20I games. He made his ODI debut in 2021 and has played 11 games so far. Several fans and experts have bashed the Indian team management and the selection committee for not giving a long rope to the supremely talented wicketkeeper-batter.