The outcome of Sanju Samson vs Rishabh Pant match-up is still uncertain

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson shared the field in opposing teams during the IPL game between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday. Both players are now part of India’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup in the US and Caribbean. However, with their roles as wicketkeeper-batters, it seems unlikely that they will both be on the field at the same time. A decision will need to be made between the two as there is not enough room in the Indian team to play both as wicketkeeper and specialist batter at the ICC event.

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson(PTI)
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson(PTI)

The consensus is that Pant will likely start India’s opening group game against Ireland in New York on June 5. Pant is known as a match-winner and has shown great performance coming back from a long layoff. He is the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals this season and has been in impressive form.

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However, it would be unfair to overlook Samson’s excellent performance as a batter and leader for Rajasthan Royals. Samson has been consistent and has contributed significantly to his team’s success in this year’s IPL. His exceptional numbers show that he is not to be underestimated in the T20 format.

Samson’s clarity and ability to bat have been highlighted by his coach, Kumar Sangakkara. He has shown great consistency and has been able to balance scoring quickly with maintaining a good average. His talent against all types of bowling is evident in his strike rates this season.

Despite Samson’s impressive form, the competition for a spot in India’s playing eleven is tough. Pant’s experience and versatility may give him the edge, but Samson’s current form certainly deserves consideration before making a final decision.

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