Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Indian team chief selector Chetan Sharma has said the 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is definitely in the scheme of things for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will be played in Australia.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squads for the three-match T20 International and two-match Test series against Sri Lanka on Saturday, February 19.

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Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Notably, the wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who is captain of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), made a comeback to the India National Cricket Team and he has replaced Rishabh Pant in the team, who has been rested for the series.

The T20I series will be played on February 24 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, and on February 26 and 27 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The first Test will be played from March 4 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh and the second Test will be played from March 12 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Sanju Samson is in our scheme of things – Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma on Rohit Sharma
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Speaking to the press following the squad announcement, the Chairman of India’s selection committee said that the 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is in India’s scheme of things for the upcoming edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Sanju is in our scheme of things. Most importantly we have to see which is a cricketer who will be useful on Australian wickets. He is definitely in our scheme of things [for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year].”

Sanju Samson
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Sanju Samson last played for India during the India tour of Sri Lanka 2022, where India fielded a second-string team.

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