India announced its squad for the ODI series against Australia, which is set to happen in the last week of September. The series will act as a preparatory assignment for the two teams ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup. The series is set to take place in India. Australia has announced a full-strength squad against India and recalled some of its senior players who were injured.
The likes of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green, and Pat Cummins are back in the ODI setup of Australia. Only Travis Head and Ashton Agar are missing from the squad, who are in the ODI squad of the Australian 2023 ODI World Cup squad. On the other end, India’s selection process has baffled the fans, experts, and former cricketers, as some of the key players are rested for a few games.
Sanju Samson gets neglected by Indian management and selectors yet again
The senior batters in the team like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are rested for the first two ODI matches of the series. The two senior batters will be back for the third ODI against Australia. Despite the absence of the key players, there have been some missing names in the ODI squad of India for the series against Australia. The biggest of them all is Sanju Samson, who has been in very good form in ODIs.
The wicketkeeper batter was a regular in the Indian setup in the recent times, particularly in the ODIs. Despite him not doing anything wrong, India excluded him from the Asia Cup squad of India. India excluded Samson from the 2023 ODI World Cup squad as well. Now in the absence of the senior players, Samson does not get a call up, which is highly surprising.
The middle order batter is talented and consistent in ODIs. Samson can bat at any position from 3 to 6 and can keep wickets as well. He is a good fielder as well. The batter from Kerala announced his disappointment by posting a smile emoji on his Facebook account.
Here’s how the fans reacted to Samson’s post –
Yes For ODIs his record is much better compared to SKY and Tilak !!
— Telugu Digi (@TeluguDz) September 19, 2023
Curious case of Sanju Samson
Many a times within 2 months of IPL, he raises the question why he should be playing for India and then by the end he only gives the answer why he is not playing for India.
This being said, he has always got chances, but mostly at the cost of other…
— Brajesh Kumar (@brajeshkumar109) September 19, 2023
Mumbai lobby politics #justiceforsanju
— @vipin mishra ?? (@viplnt) September 19, 2023
BCCI can select Tilak Verma but not Sanju… You know from where it’s coming.
— ? (@Hustler4CSK) September 19, 2023
Sanju on fb Sanju in real ??? pic.twitter.com/Klu5KOcI4b
— Indian Elon (@elonifiedmusk) September 19, 2023
the only guy who should have been in indian cricket team for world cup for serving drinks.
— Kana Sir??? (@Kanatunga) September 19, 2023
Ganju doesn’t deserve a place in India’s WC squad , He is not even better than sky.
— User45 (@140off113) September 19, 2023
Blud use fb in big 2023 ??
— Shreyy (@Sadly_shrey) September 19, 2023
Chance milna chahiye tha Samson Ko ?
— Faizan (@i_am_Faiizan) September 19, 2023
Koi baat nahi…..he will bounce back ?
— Dr. Aditi (@aditisinghSA) September 19, 2023