Sanju Samson begins practice for Ranji Trophy

Kamran Akmal

After a full gap of three years, Sanju Samson is all ready to represent Kerala in the Ranji Trophy.

Samson is also going to lead the side in the red-ball tournament as well.

During the New Zealand series, Samson did not get to play many games.

Because of this, he has made himself available for the Ranji Trophy matches.

Samson has also begun his practice sessions for the same and will be looking to put up some really good performances in the domestic tournament for his team.

Sanju’s last first-class game was back in 2019 when his team played against Gujarat. The latter went on to win that game by 70 runs.

In the first innings, Samson had a poor outing with the bat as he scored only 5 runs. However, in the second innings, he looked in great touch as he smashed 78 from 82 balls before his team folded up for 268 in the fourth innings.

Unfortunately, in the series against New Zealand recently, Samson got to play only one match out of the six in the series.

Four of the games had to suffer the brunt of the rain.

Shikhar Dhawan gives an explanation for Samson’s snub

Shikhar Dhawan recently explained the reason for the snubbing of Sanju Samson,

Mostly every player goes through this phase of not being in the playing XI, even if they have performed well last series. Communication is key, coaches and captains speak with players. Players like Samson then have clarity as to why he is not picked for the team. Basically, it is all about the benefit of the team, and due to team combinations.

Now, the way forward for Samson is to strongly present his case to the BCCI by performing well in the domestic tournament.

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