The IPL 2022 has given a plenty of options to the national selectors. Amid a long queue of players available for selection, some go unnoticed.
Former Indian batter Mohammad Kaif has opined his views on one of the Indian players, who hasn’t been included in the squad.
Kaif spoke about Sanju Samson, who made his international debut in 2015, but he has appeared in 14 matches for India across all formats.
He has failed to establish himself as a first-choice keeper-batsman.
The 27-year-old was left out from the Proteas series, despite a good IPL season, where he amassed 458 runs in 17 innings at a decent average of 28.63. Nevertheless, he has been selected for the Irish tour. But before the Ireland matches, Kaif has some suggestions for the player.
Cricketer turned commentator feels Samson has right technique and temperament, but the player has failed to reach his potential. Kaif wants him to bat lower down the order and finish the games for his side.
“Samson has not done justice to the amount of talent he has got. He plays well in the IPL and gets good starts. But he is not consistent despite having that X-factor. He can win the games for India on his day. But I feel Samson can bat a bit lower. My suggestion to Samson would be that he should start finishing the games. I remember his one innings against Delhi Capitals where (Jos) Buttler got a century. Samson scored a quick-fire 46,” Kaif said in a virtual interaction hosted by Sony Sports.