Sanju Samson News
BCCI announced their squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 on Monday. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul made comeback into the side while Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel missed out due to injury. There were some shocking decisions taken on Monday as veteran Pacer M Shami, opening batsman Ishan Kishan, middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson and spinner Kuldeep Yadav were not picked in the squad. In this article, we will take you through the top five players who missed the bus to UAE and the reason why they should have been selected.
There were plenty of stars for India in this game. Earlier, Windies won the toss and had opted to bowl. Indian captain Rohit Sharma paved the way for a big score with a 16-ball 33 while Suryakumar Yadav smashed a quickfire 24. Rishabh Pant was the highest scorer for the team with 31-ball 44 that included 6 fours.
Virat Kohli finds himself in news for wrong reasons these days. His poor form has got him criticism from all corners. Kapil Dev wants him dropped from the T20 squad while some Indian fans feel there are other contenders who are better prospects to bat at No 3. So who are these cricketers who can take Virat's place in the side. We take a look at all of them below.
One of the other big names missing in the T20 World Cup squad is Sanju Samson. Not to forget, Sanju was a part of India squad for Ireland series and smashed a 42-ball 77 in the 2nd T20 as well. He did not get a game in the first T20 vs England and then returned home as he was not a part of the 2nd and 3rd T20s vs England.
Deepak Hooda slammed a brilliant 47 in the first T20 and then a century in the 2nd T20, his maiden one. In the first T20 vs England, he provided the much-needed boost in the innings before getting out. Fans argue why drop an in-form batter with a struggling one as Kohli has been out of form for a long time now.
Deepak Hooda played a spectacular knock of 104 runs as India managed to defeat Ireland by just four runs in the second match and clinch the two-match T20I series 2-0 on Tuesday. For the visitors, it was the 176-run partnership between Hooda and Sanju Samson that guided their team to a total of 225 runs. Here are top stats from India vs Ireland 2nd T20.