BCCI explains motive of Ishan Kishan being the alternative of Samson
The young Indian talents are currently camping in Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan leads the troops under the leadership of Rahul Dravid. On the other hand, the team’s senior lions are currently on a tour to England under skipper Kohli.
Many analyzes, observations made it possible to form the Indian cadre. IPL also provided a benchmark. The upcoming series against Sri Lanka would be a real test of bank strength. This is very important when you keep an eye on the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The selection committee did a lot of research and thought when selecting the team for the T20I and ODI series. The ODI series kick started on Sunday.
Before the game started, however, we saw Ishan Kishan wearing his debut ODI hat in place of the shapely Sanju Samson. This came as a surprise to many given the experience that was shared between them. Sanju Samson was clearly a favorite. But BCCI has been dispelling all suspicions lately.
Ishan Kishan on Sanju Samson
BCCI has been very strict about the fitness of all players lately. The standards have been raised, and all interesting interested parties who are nowhere near them are asked to warm up the bank. While some may question this approach, on the better side it has only advantages, not disadvantages.
Sanju Samson failed his yo-yo test, while Ishan Kishan passed it successfully. The yo-yo test is one of the most important hurdles that every player must overcome in order to get into the national team.
In addition, Sanju Samson is not quite fit for the Sri Lanka T-20 series. He suffered a sprain in his knee joint and was therefore unable to make himself available for selection.
BCCI made this official in the Twitter handle. The extent of this injury is still unknown, it said. They are waiting for further reports from the medical staff and would be evacuated in a few days.
Check out this from BCCI. shared video
BCCI wrote: “Sanju Samson sprained a ligament in his knee and was therefore not an option for this game. The medical team is currently tracking its progress. “
In the video we can see Rahul Dravid taking a moment to appreciate all of the young talent selected for the tour. He says it is a proud moment not only for the youngsters but also for their families. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav received their ODI caps from Shikhar Dhawan and Bhubaneswar Kumar, respectively.
It’s worth noting that both Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan made their T20 debuts in the home series against England earlier this year. Also, if we compare their careers at IPL 2021, we can see that Ishan Kishan made a fantastic performance.
Some cricket experts also blame Sanju Samson’s Hundred Drought as another factor behind BCCI’s decision. However, the latest official statement from BCCI definitely helped silence a number of rumors. More follows on what happens to the team combo against the remaining ODI games and the upcoming T20 series.