Dinesh Karthik said – “I would love to see Sanju Samson instead of Suryakumar Yadav in 3rd T20I against New Zealand”. Due to the team management’s preference for players like Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson was left out of India’s starting XI for the most recent match.
Veteran wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik indicated that he would prefer to see Sanju Samson start in India’s playing XI rather than an in form Suryakumar Yadav for the third T20I encounter against New Zealand on Tuesday, November 22, in Napier.
In the previous game, which the Men in Blue won by a score of 65 runs, Samson was not give a chance. Cricket fans were startle and incensed by his removal, and they lambasted the team administration on social media.
Dinesh Karthik said -“India can bring in Samson as he will be well-suited to the conditions”
“The only player India can replace right now is Suryakumar Yadav. They may want to give him a break and probably bring him in for the ODIs. The rest of them have just come in and to give them one game is unfair to everybody,”said Dinesh.
“India can bring in Samson as he will be well-suited to the conditions because he likes playing fast bowling and is a good player of short-pitched bowling. I would love to see Samson instead of Suryakumar Yadav,”He added.
“But you also have to understand Hardik’s point of view. He is a newly-appointed captain and he’d like to win every game that he captains and he wants to put his best side in front and make sure his ability to lead comes flying through,”He further added.
In the most recent game, Suryakumar Yadav struck an explosive 51-ball undefeated 111, which also happen to be his second T20I century. The Mumbai cricketer’s game-winning strike earned him the title of Player of the Match. It is now unknown if the team management will risk benching Yadav for the decider despite his excellent form.
In Dinesh Karthik’s absence, Sanju and Pant will serve as the tour’s primary wicketkeepers. In the previous match, Rishabh Pant, who has had a bad year in T20Is so far, had again another memorable day as he went back with only six runs to his name from 13 deliveries at a pitiful strike rate of 46.2. It will be fascinating to observe whether Sanju Samson decides to wear gloves instead of an underfire Pant for this game.