Sanju Samson has been given another chance to cement his place in the Indian cricket team, as he has been included in the Hardik Pandya-led side, which will face Ireland in two T20Is this month.
It will be difficult for Samson to make his way into the Men in Blue side for the T20 World Cup 2022, with wicketkeeper-batters like Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, and veteran Dinesh Karthik all playing well and with the considerably more consistency than him.
Samson has repeatedly dazzled with his ability, only to fall short on consistency. He has played for India in one ODI and 13 T20Is, scoring 46 and 174 runs respectively.
Sunil Gavaskar, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, believes Samson has potential but believes he has to work on his shot selection.
Gavaskar said on Star Sports: "Everybody deserves more chance but you got to make the most of them. What has led Sanju Samson down, because all of us know the tremendous ability that he has, is his shot selection while playing for India. He looks to attack from the first ball and even in T20Is, there is an opportunity to get your feet going, get your eye...you know with the light and pitch, etc."
"So, yes if his shot selection gets better then he will be so much more consistent whether it is for India or for his franchise. Then there will be nobody asking questions about his place in the team," added Gavaskar.
Team India will play two T20Is on June 26th and 28th in Dublin.
India's T20I squad for Ireland T20Is:
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik