Team India’s excellent wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson was not included on the squad’s 15-player T20 World Cup roster. Samson, 27, has been a part of the squad since it resumed international competition after the Indian Premier League this year, but he hasn’t seen much action since Dinesh Karthik has taken his position due to the latter’s impressive IPL performances. Samson didn’t take part in any of the five T20Is in June against South Africa and only participated in one of the two T20Is in Ireland. After first-team players made their comebacks in the T20Is against England, Samson didn’t participate in any of the three games in the series.

Samson, though, is unperturbed by his omission from the T20 World Cup since he is aware of how “difficult” it is to make the Indian XI. “It does get challenging. Finding a position on the Indian team is difficult. Even within the present squad, there is intense competition. When circumstances like these happen, it’s important to prioritize my needs.” According to Samson’s statement, PTI.

Team India has adopted a liberal approach to player selection and batting order since June of last year. Samson has participated in three T20Is after Team India’s return from the IPL, beginning in three different places. In the T20I encounter against Ireland, he started the innings, and in the two games against the West Indies, he played in positions fifth and fourth, respectively. The wicketkeeper-batter from Kerala feels that his need for adaptability is what helped him create his approach.

“I’ve put a lot of effort into practicing for many roles. Anywhere in the order, I can bat, “said Samson. “I’m happy with how I’m doing right now. I’d want to improve, “He said.

All three games of a one-day series between India’s “A” team and New Zealand’s “A” team are being played in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, and Samson is serving as the captain of the Indian “A” team.