Although the Indian team is going through an exciting Test series against England at home, where the hosts managed to level the tie 1-1 after the second match of the five-match series, the focus of 2024 is on the ICC T20 World Cup. It is made. Cup, which will be held in June. India have already completed their international assignments in the T20I format in preparation for the World Cup, but head coach Rahul Dravid revealed last month that the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be in the works for the selectors to finalize their 15-man squad. Will play an important role. Competition.
India has not yet selected its team for the T20 World Cup to be played in the United States and West Indies, auditions for players and other options are underway. To boost his chances of making the World Cup squad, wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson swung his arms for the second time in his Ranji Trophy career during the Elite Group B game between Kerala and Bengal at St. Xavier's College. Ground, Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram.
Mohammed Azharuddin wore the keeping gloves in the match and Kerala captain Samson bowled the final innings of the game. He bowled only one over, giving 11 runs without taking any wicket.
Although the move backfired for Samson, it did not impact Kerala's path to its first win in six matches this season. Kerala defeated Bengal by 109 runs. Earlier, they had played four draws to finish third in the points table after Mumbai and Andhra.
Samson was not selected for India's first two assignments in the T20I format after the ODI World Cup, as he missed the home competition against Australia and the series against South Africa. However, a brilliant century for the first time in his international career during the ODI series against the Proteas helped him earn a place in the Indian squad for the T20I series against Afghanistan in January. However, he played just one match in that competition, in Bengaluru, where he was out for a golden duck.
Samson will be looking to make the most of IPL 2024 to cement his place in the T20 World Cup squad as India have top contenders for the wicket-keeping job, including KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and Jitesh Sharma.