Ire vs Ind 2nd T20I: Sanju Samson likely to replace Gaikwad in the Playing XI


Ire vs Ind 2nd T20I: Sanju Samson likely to replace Gaikwad in the Playing XI

IRE vs IND 2nd T20I: There comes a piece of good news for Sanju Samson! After sitting out of the first T20I finally Samson will get a chance to feature in the Playing XI for the second T20I. As per the reports, Sanju Samson would likely to replace Rituraj Gaikwad in the Playing Xi for the second T20I as the latter has suffered a niggle and may sit out of the second T20I. Samson whose omission in the first T20I has raised a few eyebrows got an opportunity chance to prove his prowess with the bat and secure a permanent spot in India’s white-ball squad.

In the first T20I. Gaikwad didn’t open the innings along with Ishan Kishan as he was seen in discomfort. Due to Gaikwad’s injury, Deepak Hooda was given an opportunity to open the innings along with Ishan Kishan. Je made the most of the chance by scoring 47 runs. Samson would now replace Gaikwad and might come to bat in the middle order. During IPL 2022 as the captain of RR’s squad, Samson managed to score 458 runs in 17 matches at a swashbuckling strike rate of 147

Fans were unhappy with the exclusion of Sanju Samson in the first T20I

Stand-in-captain Hardik Pandya was slammed by quite a few fans for not giving Samson a chance against Ireland in the 1st T20I. Hardik’s move of including Deepak in the playing XI when an experienced player is warming a bench created a stir among the fans.

However, Hooda shut all the criticisms by displaying an outstanding batting show. He would aim to continue his good form heading into the decider T20I. On the other hand, Sanju Samson would try his best to concrete his place in the national team by displaying a world-class performance with the bat.

India will lock horns with Ireland in the final T20I on Tuesday, 28th of June in Dublin. The match will commence at 9 pm IST and will be broadcasted on the Sony Sports Network.

Ire vs Ind 2nd T20I: India’s Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson / Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

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