Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Sanju Samson or Rishabh Pant… Who has the upper hand in IPL, who is the first choice for the playing XI of T20 World Cup?


New Delhi. Rishabh Pant is completely fit. Are in good form. Has been selected in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. But despite all this, it is possible that he may not be seen in the Indian playing eleven. This ‘miracle’ has happened for the first time in 5 years that a wicketkeeper is overpowering the batsman Rishabh Pant. We are talking about Sanju Samson, who is in amazing form in the IPL and is continuously leading his team to victory.

Apart from IPL, whenever the topic of T20 World Cup comes up among the Indian cricket fans, it goes towards the playing eleven. Reason- The team selection has now been done. 15 players from the country have been selected, who are to play in the T20 World Cup. Therefore, now it is being talked about which player will be in the playing eleven and who will sit on the bench.

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Choosing a wicketkeeper is not easy
Places of at least 8-9 players including captain Rohit Sharma are confirmed in the playing eleven. If it is not decided then whether the wicketkeeper batsman in the team will be Sanju Samson or Rishabh Pant. If IPL performance is considered for the selection of these two, then the decision will not be easy. The reason is that both the players have scored more than 400 runs and are included in the top-10 in the Orange Cap list.

Sanju is at third place in the list of Orange Cap.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has scored 471 runs in 11 matches at an average of 67.28. His strike rate has been 163.54. He has been unbeaten in 4 out of 11 innings. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has scored 413 runs in 12 matches at an average of 41.30. His strike rate is 156.43. Sanju Samson has scored 5 fifties in the tournament while Pant has 3 half-centuries to his name. That means the performance of both is almost the same, but if advantage has to be given to anyone then it can be given to Sanju Samson. Sanju is at third place in the Orange Cap list of IPL and Pant is at 10th place.

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Matthew Hayden praised Sanju
Sanju Samson scored 84 runs on 46 balls against Delhi Capitals. At one time it seemed that he would single-handedly lead his team to victory. However, a disputed catch forced him to return to the pavilion. Australia’s Matthew Hayden told Star Sports after this innings, ‘Sanju Samson was batting like a dream (against Delhi). He proved again what a great matchwinner he is.

The record of both in international is not good
If we compare the performance of Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant in T20 International cricket, then it can be said that both of them have not done justice to their talent. Pant has scored 987 runs in 66 T20 International matches at an average of 22.43, which includes 3 half-centuries. Sanju has scored 281 runs in 25 T20 International matches at an average of 18.70 and one half-century.

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Whatever happens, it is clear that when captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid sit to choose the playing eleven in the T20 World Cup, they will definitely give importance to the IPL form. Another thing which chief selector Ajit Agarkar had said. Agarkar had said that Sanju Samson has been selected because he can play in the top order as well as in the lower order if needed. By remaining unbeaten 4 times in IPL, Sanju has also indicated that he has the ability to finish the match. In such a situation, there should be no surprise if there is no left-righthander batsman and Sanju Samson is seen in the playing eleven.

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