IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson takes CENTER stage in Wellington practice as wicketkeeper-batter prepares for his T20 career revival vs NewZealand – WATCH video

IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson is all set for his T20 career revival. Ahead of the 1st T20 vs NewZealand on…

IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson takes CENTER stage in Wellington practice as wicketkeeper-batter prepares for his T20 career revival vs NewZealand - WATCH video

IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson is all set for his T20 career revival. Ahead of the 1st T20 vs NewZealand on Friday, Sanju Samson flexed his muscles in practice. The Kerala-born batter took center stage on the pitch and was smashing the balls with ease. The bowler at the opposite end was India captain Hardik Pandya. Samson also partook in wicketkeeping practice. Follow InsideSport.IN for LIVE updates about India vs NewZealand

IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson takes CENTER stage in Wellington practice as wicketkeeper-batter prepares for his T20 career revival vs NewZealand – WATCH video

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IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson takes CENTER stage in Wellington practice as wicketkeeper-batter prepares for his T20 career revival vs NewZealand - WATCH video

With Dinesh Karthik all but played his last T20I match for India, Pant is set to don the gloves in the T20 format. Sanju Samson will have a great chance to be a permanent backup to Pant. Only obstacle in his way is Ishan Kishan. With BCCI selectors already thinking about the T20 World Cup 24, Kishan and Samson have three games to show their class against New Zealand.

Samson got an extension net session on India’s last day of training before the first T20I on November 18. The elegant right-hand batter played some crisp shots and was looking in a good rhythm. If the practice session is anything to go by, then Samson is likely to be named in the playing XI in the first T20I against New Zealand.

In a video shared by BCCI, Sanju Samson took to the center pitch to flex his muscles. Watch Video here:

  • Samson has played 16 T20Is and has scored 296 runs with a strike rate of 21.14. Although the numbers don’t make for great reading, the RR skipper has done well in limited opportunities in white-ball games in 2022.
  • The right-hand batter has played six T20Is in 2022 and has scores of 39, 18, 77, 30, and 15. The 77 he got was against Ireland.
  • Samson’s 30 not out against West Indies demonstrated his finishing skills under pressure. He is pretty flexible and can bat anywhere from 3 to 7.
  • For the longest time, India has troubled finishing games well in the backend of the innings. Samson can fit into that role effortlessly. His strike of 136 is a big plus too.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Sanju Samson takes CENTER stage in Wellington practice as wicketkeeper-batter prepares for his T20 career revival vs NewZealand – WATCH video

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