IND vs IRE LIVE: It’s Sanju Samson vs Rahul Tripathi for No 3 role, who will VVS Laxman go with in 1st T20? Follow Live Updates

IND vs IRE LIVE – India vs Ireland LIVE: As team India prepares for the upcoming encounters against Ireland, coach VVS Laxman…

IND vs IRE Live: It's Sanju Samson vs Rahul Tripathi for No 3 role, who will VVS Laxman go with in 1st T20? Follow Live Updates
IND vs IRE Live: It's Sanju Samson vs Rahul Tripathi for No 3 role, who will VVS Laxman go with in 1st T20? Follow Live Updates

IND vs IRE LIVE – India vs Ireland LIVE: As team India prepares for the upcoming encounters against Ireland, coach VVS Laxman will have a bit of worry in terms of his team selection. The fight for the no.3 spot in the Indian lineup has come to a close battle between Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi. It waits to be seen as to whom VVS Laxman picks for the upcoming 2 T20I games against Ireland. Follow India vs Ireland Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

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IND vs IRE Live: It's Sanju Samson vs Rahul Tripathi for No 3 role, who will VVS Laxman go with in 1st T20? Follow Live Updates
IND vs IRE Live: It’s Sanju Samson vs Rahul Tripathi for No 3 role, who will VVS Laxman go with in 1st T20? Follow Live Updates

Ireland is a relatively weak opponent and thus it serves as a perfect opportunity for the Indian team to try out their unused substitutes and opt for various permutations and combinations in the lineup. With the opening pair being fixed with Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, there is a tough contention for the no.3 spot.

The candidates to contest for this spot are Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi. Sanju Samson who captained Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022 had a relatively decent season for the Royals. Laxman and the Indian team management will be tempted to give a chance to Sanju Samson. Apart from being a good wicketkeeper and a versatile batter, Samson is a heavy-hitter which can be vital for the team in building a powerful inning.

The next contender for the spot is Rahul Tripathi. It is highly unlikely that the 31-year-old Maharastra batter will get a chance over Samson, but if provided an opportunity then Tripathi will surely try to give his best. Predominantly a middle-order batter, it would be surprising if the Indian team promotes him up the order.

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Samson vs Rahul Tripathi to Contest for No.3 against Ireland

  • The spot for no.3 against the two T20I matches against Ireland is between Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi.
  • Sanju Samson is likely to get the nod while Tripathi is most likely to warm the bench.
  • Sanju Samson had a decent IPL 2022 stint where he scored 458 runs in 17 games with an average of 28.62.
  • Rahul Tripathi on the other hand too had a decent stint in IPL 2022 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He scored 413 runs in 14 games with an average of 37.54.
  • Samson is a good wicket-keeper and a versatile batter who can be promoted up the order. On the other hand, Tripathi is predominantly a middle-order batter.

India’s T20I squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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