Sanju Samson, the wicketkeeper-batsman for Team India, was captured sweating it out during his training sessions as he prepares for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies, commencing on July 27.
Sharing snippets of his training on his Instagram account, Samson offered fans a glimpse into his workout at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.
This 28-year-old cricketer is poised to make his return to ODI cricket next month in the West Indies.
The highly anticipated tour between India and West Indies comprises two Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is.
Samson’s name has made it to the Men in Blue squad for the 50-over matches. It is also expected that he will be included in India’s lineup for the five-match T20I series.
Meanwhile, former Indian selector Saba Karim has expressed the importance of consistency in Sanju Samson’s batting performances in order to secure a permanent place in the national team.
Karim pointed out Samson’s inconsistency during the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season
While Samson struggled to maintain a steady performance level, players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma consistently delivered for their respective franchises.
Speaking to News 24, Karim emphasized the need for Samson to play and perform consistently, challenging the players currently in the national team.
He highlighted the sporadic nature of Samson’s performances in the IPL. He emphasises the desire to witness the same level of regularity exhibited by Jaiswal and Varma.
In the IPL 2023 season, Samson accumulated 362 runs from 14 matches at an average of 30.16. He registered three half-centuries, with his highest score being an unbeaten 66.
Despite these notable performances, Karim stressed the importance of Samson displaying consistent performances to strengthen his case for a regular spot in the team.
As Samson readies himself for the upcoming series against West Indies, his dedication to fitness training is evident.
The intense workouts and focus on improving consistency reflect his determination to solidify his position in the Indian cricket team.
With the tour of West Indies just around the corner, all eyes will be on Sanju Samson as he strives to translate his training efforts into impactful performances on the field.
The upcoming series will provide an opportunity for Samson to prove his mettle and establish himself as a reliable and consistent contributor to the Indian cricket team.