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Sanju Samson      

Full name Sanju Viswanath Samson

Born November 11, 1994, Pulluvila, Vizhinjam, Trivandrum

Current age 20 years 42 days

Major teams India Under-19s, Kerala, Kerala Cricket Association XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Sanju Viswanath Samson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 15 27 3 957 211 39.87 1787 53.55 4 3 110 19 11 0
List A 29 28 5 628 85* 27.30 832 75.48 0 4 49 10 27 5
Twenty20 48 46 5 1016 74 24.78 838 121.24 0 7 86 39 32 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 48 1 3 4 1 1/4 1/4 4.00 8.00 3.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Vidarbha v Kerala at Nagpur, Nov 3-6, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Andhra v Kerala at Vizianagaram, Dec 14-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Andhra v Kerala at Bangalore, Feb 23, 2012 scorecard
Last List A South Zone v West Zone at Mumbai, Dec 1, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hyderabad (India) v Kerala at Chennai, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai, May 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17, 5 Kerala v Andhra Vizianagaram 14 Dec 2014 FC
24 Kerala v Goa Wayanad 7 Dec 2014 FC
7 South Zone v West Zone Mumbai 1 Dec 2014 LA
7 South Zone v Central Zone Mumbai 29 Nov 2014 LA
12, 0c/0s Kerala v Andhra Secunderabad 11 Nov 2014 LA
12, 3c/1s Kerala v Hyderabad Secunderabad 10 Nov 2014 LA
5, 0c/0s Kerala v Tamil Nadu Secunderabad 8 Nov 2014 LA
26, 2c/0s Kerala v Goa Secunderabad 7 Nov 2014 LA
1, 1c/0s India A v Sri Lankans Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2014 Other OD
5, 1c/0s India A v West Indians Mumbai 5 Oct 2014 LA
Profile

Despite being a teenager, Sanju Samson has emerged as a prime contender to be the flag-bearer of cricket for the state of Kerala, one of the few regions in India where football's popularity and following outdoes that of cricket. Samson shifted to Thiruvananthapuram in his early teens after taking his first cricket lessons in Delhi, where his father worked as a police constable. In Thiruvananthapuram, Samson started creating waves in junior circuit with his bat. His impressive technique combined with an ability to time the ball first earned him a place in Kerala's U-19 team and a consistent outing in the Cooch Behar Trophy (domestic U-19 championship) elevated him into India's team for the U-19 Asia Cup in 2012.

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Aug 2, 2014

Sanju Samson attempts a run out, Australia A v India A, Quadrangular A-Team One-day series, final, Darwin, August 2, 2014

Sanju Samson attempts a run out

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May 25, 2014

Karun Nair and Sanju Samson run between the wickets, Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 25, 2014

Karun Nair and Sanju Samson run between the wickets

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May 25, 2014

Sanju Samson attacks off the back foot, Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 25, 2014

Sanju Samson attacks off the back foot

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Tournament Results
Gujarat v Punjab at Indore - Mar 31, 2013
Gujarat won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Baroda v Karnataka at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Baroda won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Delhi v Vidarbha at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Vidarbha won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Punjab v U. Pradesh at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Punjab won by 51 runs
Gujarat v Kerala at Indore - Mar 30, 2013
Gujarat won by 90 runs
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