Friday, June 2, 2023

India vs Australia: Play Sanju Samson instead of Suryakumar Yadav in 3rd ODI, says Wasim Jaffer

India vs Australia: Former India batter Wasim Jaffer wants Sanju Samson to be included in the final ODI vs Australia in place of Suryakumar Yadav, who has scored 2 golden ducks in the first two matches.

By India Today Sports Desk: India batter Suryakumar Yadav has had a tough time in India vs Australia ODI series. The right-hander was dismissed for golden ducks in the first two matches, falling to Mitchell Starc in an identical fashion. Starc caught Yadav plumb in front of the wickets in both occasions, which left India reeling in the opening overs of the first two ODIs. While KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja rescued India in the first ODI, Australia ran through the Indian line-up in the second match at Vizag, bowling them out for just 117 runs.

Former India batter Wasim Jaffer, while speaking to ESPNcricinfo said that the Indian management could choose to give a chance to Sanju Samson in the final ODI match of the series.

“We might sympathize with Suryakumar Yadav as the first ball that he faced was of 145 clicks. No doubt that it’s challenging when a left-arm seamer tries to bring the ball back in. Again, he should have anticipated that when Mitchell Starc bowls, he will attack the stumps and might swing the ball,” Jaffer argued that Suryakumar Yadav should have been better prepared.

Jaffer felt that Samson had done well in the limited chances that he had received in the ODI format a deserved a spot in the team. Samson, from his 11 outings for India in the 50-over format has scored 330 runs at an average of 66.

“We have to see if the management sticks with him in the third ODI otherwise it’s not a bad option to give Sanju Samson a chance because he has played well when given the opportunity and he is a good player,” Jaffer said.

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