After Umran Malik and Avesh Khan, BCCI now asks Sanju Samson to stay back in UAE

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Oct 12, 2:53 PM

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After asking the pacer duo of Umran Malik and Avesh Khan to stay back in the UAE even after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has now asked wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson to not leave UAE, IANS reported.

Notably, India have got more time to finalise their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup and they can make changes in the previously selected squad by October 15.

There are questions marks over the fitness of Hardik Pandya and his availability as an all-rounder for the big event and a school of thought argues that he can be replaced by an out and out batsman in the squad.

There is no clarity on what is the team management's mind to ask Samson to stay back in the UAE but it can be understood that they are not leaving anything to chance in case of an emergency replacement.

Samson led the Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the IPL but could not guide them to the playoff round. He was brilliant with the bat though and amassed 484 runs at an astounding average strike rate combination of 40.33 and 136.72 respectively. He also scored a century in the season against the Punjab Kings.

  • Sanju Samson
  • Avesh Khan
  • Umran Malik
  • IPL 2021
  • T20 WC 2021

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