After the announcement of the Indian team for the upcoming cricket action against West Indies starting from December 6 in Hyderabad, a backlash emerged as the talented batsman Sanju Samson was dropped without even getting a chance. However, fate seems to favor the top-order batsman who is likely to be included in the national team in place of the opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
This is so because the 33-year old has been ruled out of the West Indies T20s after injuring his left knee in the first super league match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. In an attempt to save himself from getting run-out, Dhawan dived. Doing so, a piece of wood pierced his knee and made a deep cut. With this injury, the left-hander obviously has to sit away from his trade.
Samson, with an experience of 146 T20 games, has scored 3465 runs at a decent batting average of 27.50. If given a chance against the maroon jersey, Samson would like to bring his best game forward to make himself a permanent feature of the Indian team.