Sanju Samson – Striking It Big In The Last Three Seasons

Sanju Samson was recalled to the T20I aspect to face the West Indies after an harm to Shikhar Dhawan dominated the opener out of the sequence.

Samson has simply performed one T20I for India – in opposition to Zimbabwe in Harare in 2015 and was within the squad for the Bangladesh sequence however didn’t make it to the enjoying XI in any match.

General, he has performed 146 T20 matches and scored 3465 runs at a median of 27.5 and strike charge of 126.59, together with two a whole lot and 21 fifties.


Samson has represented two IPL franchises – Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals.

He’s the third-highest scorer for the Royals and has aggregated 1532 runs for the franchise at a median of 27.85 and strike charge of 131.61 in 61 IPL innings in his two stints with them (2013-2015 and 2018-2019).

Taking part in in simply his second match for the Royals, Samson smashed 63 off simply 41 deliveries in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2013 and introduced his arrival on the massive stage.

He was the joint-highest scorer (with Ajinkya Rahane) in 2014 aggregating 339 runs in 13 innings.

After a comparatively quiet IPL 2015, he moved to Delhi Daredevils for 2 seasons.

It was his second season with them in IPL 2017 that marked the transformation for Samson as a T20 batsman. Not solely did he rating extra runs however he did so at a fast charge. From enjoying inside himself within the first 4 seasons, Samson expressed himself and confirmed his true potential within the subsequent three.

He topped the charts for the Daredevils in 2017 with 386 runs in 14 innings at a strike charge of 141.39. This was a major enhance from his strike charge of 112.35 within the earlier season. It was additionally significantly increased than his common strike charge of 119.35 within the earlier 4 seasons.

This modified his picture from batsman to a harmful one able to persistently producing the damaging match-winning innings.

He recorded his first IPL hundred in opposition to Rising Pune Supergiant in April 2017 blasting 102 off simply 63 deliveries smashing eight fours and 5 sixes.

He returned to the Royals in 2018 and was their second-highest scorer of the season aggregating 441 runs in 15 innings at a median of 31.5 and strike charge of 137.81.

His standout innings got here in opposition to RCB when he hammered an unbeaten 92 off simply 45 deliveries in a knock that included 10 sixes!

Samson was once more the second-highest scorer for the Royals in IPL 2019 however what stood out was his strike charge of 148.69 – solely six batsmen with a better combination had a greater strike charge.

He hit his second IPL ton smashing 102 off simply 55 deliveries in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad in March, 2019.


Samson’s common within the final three seasons has been increased than his common in any of the earlier seasons. It has elevated from 24.76 between 2013-2016 to 30.76 between 2017-2019.

His scoring charge has seen an ever increased development curve and been over 137 within the final three seasons. It has dramatically elevated from 119.13 within the first 4 seasons to 142.04 within the final three.

His means to hit boundaries has seen a pointy rise within the final three seasons.


Samson has notched up a few good scores for Kerala within the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMA), 2019. He scored 53 in opposition to Rajasthan and adopted that with a 28-ball 38 in opposition to Uttar Pradesh.

General, he has scored 1045 runs in 44 innings within the SMA Trophy at a median of 26.12 and strike charge of 120.66.

Samson additionally cracked a powerful 212 in simply 129 deliveries in opposition to Goa at Alur within the Vijay Hazare Trophy final month – it was the very best particular person rating within the historical past of the match.

He had additionally slammed a 48-ball 91 in opposition to South Africa A at Thiruvananthapuram in September.

With Rishabh Pant not precisely setting the stage on hearth for India in T20I cricket and with two again to again World T20 tournaments in 2020 and 2021, this could possibly be Samson’s likelihood to shine and cement a extra everlasting place within the Indian eleven.


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