Outrage as Sanju Samson dropped from India’s T20I squad: Netizens demand justice for the star wicket-keeper

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India’s is set to miss out on the T20I series against Australia as per the Selection Committee’s decision. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul will be absent from the series as well. In their absence, T20I star batter, Suryakumar Yadav will replace Rohit and lead the Indian side for the first time. 

While Team India will be gearing up for their upcoming series starting from 23 November, fans can’t seem to digest the omission of Sanju Samson from the squad yet again. Samson who leads the Rajasthan Royal franchise in IPL, was also not included in the Indian squad for World Cup 2023 and ODI series against Australia.

The exclusion of the star wicket keeper has disheartened fans as they are raising ‘Justice for Sanju Samson’ slogans on social media.

 

Talking about the squad, the wicket keeper’s place will be filled by Jitesh Sharma in absence of KL Rahul. Besides Surya and Prasidh Krishna, Ishan Kishan who didn’t get much chance to bat in the World Cup 2023 campaign is also included in the squad.

Axar Patel, who was withdrawn from the World Cup squad due to an injury, is set to make his comeback. Ruturaj Gaikwad who captained India in Asian Games will play as the vice captain for the team in upcoming series.

Shreyas Iyer will join the squad as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru.

India’s squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

Fixtures of Australia’s tour of India, 2023 – T20I series

23rd  November, 1st T20I in Visakhapatnam

26th  November, 2nd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram

28th  November, 3rd T20I in Guwahati

1st December, 4th T20I in Raipur

3rd December, 5th T20I in Bengaluru