Sanju Samson did not make it to the Indian squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, and many fans were wondering why. The decision not to include him in the team was based on various factors.
Initially, there was a lot of discussion about Sanju Samson’s potential inclusion in the World Cup squad. He had been part of the T20 and ODI squads during the West Indies tour, but unfortunately, he couldn’t deliver standout performances. This lackluster performance raised concerns about his consistency and suitability for the ODI format.
Moreover, Sanju Samson’s exclusion from the team for the Asia Cup in 2023 was a significant setback for his World Cup aspirations. The selectors and team management might have wanted to see him perform consistently in domestic and international matches to regain their confidence in his abilities.
India 15-player squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 5, 2023
The competition for a spot in the Indian cricket team is incredibly tough, especially in a high-stakes tournament like the World Cup, where the selectors prioritize players who have shown consistent form and adaptability to the ODI format.
In the end, it appears that the selectors and team management decided to go with players who they believe are better suited for the ODI World Cup, considering their recent performances and overall skill set. While Sanju Samson is a talented cricketer, his inconsistency and recent performances might have led to his omission from the squad.
Cricket fans will surely miss seeing Sanju Samson in the World Cup, but the selectors’ decision is aimed at fielding the strongest possible team to compete for the coveted trophy. Samson will have to focus on his game and work hard to earn his place back in the national team in the future.