IND vs SL 3rd ODI Live: Sanju Samson fails to convert his start again, misses out on 50 on ODI debut – Team India wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson missed out on a well deserved fifty in his debut game in the ongoing third ODI against Sri Lanka here at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Samson, who made his international debut in 2015, got the opportunity to play ODI for the first time after a disappointing performance in T20I. (India tour of Sri Lanka)
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Samson was removed on 46 by Praveen Jayawickrama in the 19th over of the innings. Sanju played 46 balls and hit five boundaries and one maximum in his innings. The wicket-keeper batsman failed to convert his good start into a big innings.
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Sanju Samson has played seven T20I for Team India between 2015 to 2020. The right batsman has scored just 83 runs in seven games with an average of 11.85 and a strike rate of 118.57. In the recently suspended IPL 2021, he smashed a century in losing cause for Rajasthan Royals. Sanju was named the captain of Rajasthan ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He scored a century in his first match as captain becoming the first IPL captain to achieve the feat. In seven games he scored 277 runs at a staggering average of 46.16 and an explosive strike rate of 145.78.
Samson, who represents Kerala in domestic cricket, has failed to live up to the expectations over the years as his domestic form never reflects in international cricket. He will hope to get more chances in the upcoming T20 series against Sri Lanka.