Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Team India won the T20 series 1-0 in New Zealand. The captain told the reason for not giving Samson a chance.
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One such question after capturing the T20 series in New Zealand Hardik Pandya Was asked, which can also be called the question of all Indian fans. The question is why players like Umran Malik and Sanju Samson did not get a chance in the last T20 series. On this, Hardik Pandya gave his answer on Tuesday. Pandya told that Samson was not selected in the playing eleven due to strategic reasons. Along with this, Pandya also said that if someone is unhappy then the doors are always open for talks.
Pandya said that every player will get full opportunities and there is still a lot of time left. Pandya said, ‘If this was a big series instead of three matches, we would have definitely given him a chance. I do not believe in frequent changes in series of less matches.
Didn’t get chance due to team combination- Pandya
Pandya said, ‘Such situations are not difficult to handle where the players feel safe. I have a good relationship with all the players and the players who did not get a chance know that it is not a personal issue. Due to team combination, he could not get a chance. By the way, if any player feels something else, my doors are always open, they can talk to me. I understand their feelings. Pandya further said, ‘Samson’s case is unfortunate. We wanted to feed him but due to strategic reasons he could not make it to the playing XI.
Samson got only 16 T20 matches in 7 years
Let us tell you that Sanju Samson made his T20 debut for Team India in the year 2015 and the unfortunate thing is that this player has been able to play only 16 T20 matches in the last seven years. At the same time, he has only 10 ODI matches to his name. Pant, on the other hand, has got many opportunities in the last four years.
Tell in T20 series Rishabh Pant Got two chances and failed in both. This player also failed in Asia Cup, T20 World Cup. Pant has played 66 T20 matches and his average is less than 25. His strike rate is also less than 125. Also, only 3 half-centuries have come out of his bat. Despite this, they are being given opportunities on the spot.