Talented batter Sanju Samson continues to warm the bench as the Indian team management chose not to pick him for the second T20I of the three-match series in New Zealand which is underway at Tauranga on November 20, 2022.
The first T20I was washed out in Wellington and when Hardik Pandya revealed the India XI for the second T20I at the toss, which he lost and was asked to bat first, the name of Sanju Samson was missing from the list.
The Indian team went in with the T20 World Cup squad members including the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Hooda, despite the presence of Samson and Umran Malik.
Samson, who has been in and out of the T20 side missed out on a place in the T20 World Cup squad. However, with the T20 team set to go through a revamp, there was an expectation that Samson could become a regular, but that wasn't the case.
Indian cricket team fans couldn’t hold back their frustration with many feeling that Samson was being treated unjustly as he was not given enough chances to prove himself.
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