Shikhar Dhawan discusses why Sanju Samson was not included in the film. – ‘We wanted the sixth bowler to come in’. Deepak Hooda was inserted into the starting lineup in place of Samson.
Sanju Samson was not include in the starting eleven for the second ODI in the current series. Against New Zealand despite his impressive performance in the first ODI. India picked Deepak Hooda to take his position. In the first game, India only had five bowling options. Including Rishabh Pant, who kept the gloves, and Samson, who was in the XI.
Once again, Rishabh Pant had trouble making a difference with the bat. But Samson show a lot of promise before being dismiss. After all the criticism India received for not having the sixth bowling option. Fans had anticipated that a bowling option would be utilized in place of Pant for the second game. India, however, made the decision to bench Samson and select Pant in the starting XI.
India attempted to tie the series by winning the second ODI, but the weather in New Zealand foiled all of their efforts. In the second game, which was abandon due to rain after only 12.5 overs of play, Dhawan gave an explanation of why Samson was bench.
“Sanju Samson missed out and Hooda came in.”: Dhawan
“We wanted the sixth bowler to come in, so Sanju Samson missed out and Hooda came in. And Chahar was picked because he can swing the ball really well. A few of our guys are resting but this side is still strong, shows the depth of our squad,”He said.
Samson took part in the three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand last week, but he was unable to participate. After two of the series’ games were ruin by rain, India, who was captained by Hardik Pandya on the T20I team, won the series 1-0.
Samson was benched throughout the T20I series for a “strategic” reason, according to Pandya, who labeled it a “unfortunate scenario” after the series was over. Nevertheless, Samson was selected for the Auckland One-Day International, where he scored 36 runs in 38 balls and partnered with Shreyas Iyer for 96 runs.