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Kumar Sangakkara Backs Sanju Samson To Make A Comeback For Team India

Kumar Sangakkara Backs Sanju Samson To Make A Comeback For Team India
Kumar Sangakkara (Credit: Getty Images)

Former Sri Lanka cricketer as well as the director of cricket of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kumar Sangakkara has backed the franchise skipper Sanju Samson and said that he will make a comeback to the Indian team soon. Sangakkara hopes that when his time comes, he will get a longer rope as well.

Samson was part of the Indian team that played the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July. However, he couldn’t do well and eventually failed to cement his place in the T20 World Cup squad. He has so far featured in 10 T20Is and one ODI as well.

According to Sangakkara, Sanju Samson has been excellent for RR this season and he can do well for India as well. While responding to a Sportskeeda query about this Sangakkara supported him.

“Yeah, we do have one-on-one chats on a lot of things. India aspirations come at a time when the IPL is over. Our chats are very much IPL-focused. Not just his batting but about captaincy, about the team and how we are playing. He is a very good player and a special talent. He has done exceptionally well for us this season. I am sure he has aspirations to play for India and, at some point, I think he will be selected for a longer run. He is good and ready at anytime that he is picked,” he said. 

Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 70 against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and then 82 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) before being got out for 19 versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday as well.

Chris Morris did brilliantly for us in the first half: Kumar Sangakkara

Chris Morris Sanju Samson
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Meanwhile, Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris’ form has been area of concern for the Rajasthan Royals management. There have been calls from certain sections to drop him from the playing XI. However, Kumar Sangakkara has also said that they would take a call after analyzing everything for the upcoming games.

“We are going to take it as a side that best matches up to the opposition. Morris did brilliantly for us in the first half. He hasn’t done as well as he would have liked to or we would have liked. He knows and we know it. The 50 runs off four overs, the last over was a throw of the dice to get a wicket here to there. We were well out of the game at that point. But he has done well for us in certain parts. Whoever we think of picking next, it would be the best person to come into the side to play against the opposition that we face,” Kumar Sangakkara explained.

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