Sanju Samson not thinking much about national selection
He has played only a solitary T20 International for India.
Updated - Aug 28, 2018 11:09 am
For the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, thinking about national selection is something that affects his game and he has stopped doing it. Samson, who played for India ‘A’ in the ongoing Quadrangular Series featuring India ‘B’, Australia ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’, has been known for his impressive knocks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and last Ranji Trophy. However, he is yet to come into the reckoning for national selection.
He scored 68 runs and took five catches in the three games he played for India ‘A’ in the series. His team, however, failed to qualify for the finals and will take on Australia ‘A’ in the third-place decider on Wednesday, August 29.
The Kerala player, however, is not thinking too much about his chance of getting an opportunity in the national team. “I have stopped thinking about selection because when you think about it, your mind is not in the match and you are not in the right frame of mind. “If you perform well, you are almost there. If I have a good season, there might be a chance,” he was quoted as saying by Manorama Online.
But Samson feels it is more important to enjoy every game and keep doing well as a batsman and wicketkeeper than thinking about getting into the Indian team
Samson has played one T20I for India
Sanju Samson has played one T20 International for India against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2015 in which he scored 19 runs. He has played 44 first-class games, scoring 2,602 runs at an average of 38.26. He has hit nine centuries and seven fifties while taking 61 catches and affecting five stumpings behind the wickets.
Samson’s quest for a national berth might have come under more competition with Rishabh Pant making an impressive Test debut against England at Trent Bridge. The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is known for his dashing approach and might be the first consideration for the limited-over formats as well once the seasoned MS Dhoni decides to hang up his boots.