Team India won the T20 series 1-0
Third match tied due to rain
New Delhi. Sanju Samson did a great job with the bat in IPL 2022. He had scored more than 450 runs and as captain had taken Rajasthan Royals to the finals of the T20 league. Even after this, he did not get a place in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2022). Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant went to Australia as wicketkeepers. Karthik and Pant both failed there. After the World Cup, Samson returned to the Indian team for the New Zealand series, but he did not get a chance in the playing-11 in the entire series. Pant came out to open in both the matches and could not reach 15 runs in either. Pant scored 6 runs in the second T20 and 11 runs in the third. The first match could not be played due to rain. The last match of the series was tied due to rain. India won the series 1-0.
Sanju Samson scored 458 runs in 17 matches in IPL 2022 at an average of 29. Had scored 2 half-centuries. 55 runs was the best score. The strike rate was 147. He had hit 43 fours and 26 sixes. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals captain Pant scored 340 runs in 14 matches at an average of 31. He could not score even a single half-century. 44 runs was the best score. The strike rate was 152. Had hit 35 fours and 16 sixes. It is clear from this record that Samson had scored 118 runs more than Pant in the T20 league, but he could not make it to the team in the T20 World Cup.
Karthik got a place because of his performance here.
37-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, playing for Royals Challengers Bangalore, scored 330 runs in 16 matches at an average of 55 in IPL 2022. The strike rate was 183. Had hit 27 fours and 22 sixes. He was rewarded for this performance and was selected for the T20 World Cup. Although he could not prove himself this time. Karthik was also a part of the team that won the T20 World Cup for the first time in 2007.
Talking about the overall record of IPL, Sanju Samson has scored 3526 runs in 138 matches at an average of 29. Has scored 3 centuries and 17 half-centuries. The strike rate is 136. Has hit 158 sixes. On the other hand, Pant has scored 2838 runs in 98 matches at an average of 35. The strike rate is 148. Has scored a century and 15 half-centuries. Has hit 129 sixes. That is, here too Samson’s record in terms of century is better than Pant.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 22, 2022, 16:08 IST