ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts As BCCI Selectors Snub Sanju Samson From India's World Cup Squad
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts As BCCI Selectors Snub Sanju Samson From India's World Cup Squad

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson did not find a place as BCCI announced India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad on Monday, September 12. The World Cup in Australia starts on October 16 and ends on November 13.

The Kerala cricketer has not found a spot in India’s T20I squads for Australia and South Africa T20Is which will be played before the T20 World Cup. The squad was named on expected lines with prominent names like Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan missing. Both have played T20I cricket for India in recent times but have not found a place in the T20 World Cup squad and the squads for Australia and South Africa T20Is.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

Samson played his last ODI series against Zimbabwe and his last T20I series against West Indies. He notched up his highest score in the T20I series against Ireland earlier this year. The Kerala cricketer was ignored from India’s Asia Cup squad as well. 

Sanju Samson - Rishabh Pant
Photo Credit: (BCCI)

Rishabh Pant who was one of the two keepers in the side for had a very ordinary outing in the tournament. With Pant failing, Indian cricket fans expected the selectors to include Sanju Samson as one of the two keepers alongside Dinesh Karthik but that did not happen. Sanju Samson played a few series for India while the selectors were experimenting with the Indian team naming a different squad in almost every other series. Samson not grabbing his opportunities consistently might have forced the selectors to look beyond him for this ICC event. 

Meanwhile, this is how the Twitterverse reacted to Samson’s unfortunate snub from India’s T20 World Cup squads. and SA and AUS T20Is squads. 

Twitter Reacts As Sanju Samson Misses Out From India’s T20 World Cup Squad:

 

 

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.

India Squad for Australia T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

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Anshuman Roy

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