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“Definitely an important role with Iyer absent” – Twitter reacts as Sanju Samson returns to the BCCI central contract after 8 long years

Sanju Samson has proved that he is indeed a valuable player to the Indian cricket team. In the limited opportunities he got, the right-handed batter did showcase his mettle his calm and composed approach.

The Kerala-born cricketer will be next in cricketing action for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, Rajasthan Royals made it all the way to the finals of the competition in the previous campaign.

Unfortunately, they surrendered at the hands of Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final showdown. Meanwhile, in the latest development, Sanju Samson has returned to the BCCI central contract after eight long years.

Sanju Samson returns to the BCCI central contract

Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh and KS Bharat are the players who are in the Grade C category.

It is indeed good to know that Sanju Samson deservedly earned a Grade C contract in 2022/23 and it is now time for him to make his presence count by letting his performances do the talking. In fact, since 2022, he has been statistically impressive in T20Is and ODIs.

Since 2022, he averages 36.8 and has maintained a strike rate of 154.62 in the truncated version of the game. On the other hand, he has a batting average of 71 and maintained a batting average of 105.58 in One-Day Internationals.

With Shreyas Iyer injured at the moment, the team management might as well experiment with Sanju Samson in the No.4 spot. It will be quite interesting to see what the future holds in store for Sanju Samson.

Overall, he has played 11 ODIs and 17 T20Is wherein he scored 330 runs and 301 runs in the respective formats. He has a batting average of 66 in ODIs and 20 in T20Is. Samson scored two fifties in ODIs and one fifty in T20Is.

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