Ravi Shastri backs Sanju Samson for T20 World Cup 2022 selection

Sanju Samson and Ravi Shastri
Sanju Samson and Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sanju Samson and Ravi Shastri
Sanju Samson and Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian cricketer Sanju Samson was last seen plying his trade for Rajasthan Royals in the recently-concluded edition of the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, Rajasthan Royals braved the odds and made it all the way to the finals.

However, they failed to deliver the killer blow in the significant clash against Gujarat Titans. They surrendered at the hands of the Ahmedabad-based franchise in the final encounter. Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare.

Sanju Samson led the batting attack by example where he aggregated 458 runs in the last season. He has slammed two fifties to his name. Samson drew plaudits for guiding the RR franchise to the second-ever IPL final.

Ravi Shastri backs Sanju Samson for the next marquee event selection

The upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup 2022 is around four months away from getting underway. The marquee event is scheduled to be staged in Australia in October-November. Team India won the T20 World Cup title in the inaugural edition.

The Men in Blue also made it to the finals of the 2014 edition but lost to Sri Lanka in the peak encounter. Team India will be looking forward to winning the trophy in the marquee event and end the ICC title drought.

It is more important for the selectors to pick the right players for T20 event. Meanwhile, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has backed Sanju Samson for T20 World Cup selection.


Samson is tailor-made for the Australian conditions as he can brave the challenges very well. He can tackle Australian bowlers with ease. Talking about the same, Ravi Shastri said, “(Short ball discussion) it will come into play in these 20 games. Between Tripathi, Samson, and Iyer, there will be opportunities now.

“But when you look at Australia, bounce, pace, cut, pull, Samson will always threaten there. For that conditions, he has more shots than any other Indian, to be honest,” Ravi Shastri told ESPNcricinfo.