Sanju Samson      

Full name Sanju Viswanath Samson

Born November 11, 1994, Pulluvila, Vizhinjam, Trivandrum

Current age 25 years 150 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Kerala, Kerala Cricket Association XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, North and South Zones, Rajasthan Royals

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

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
T20Is 4 4 0 35 19 8.75 36 97.22 0 0 1 2 2 1
First-class 55 91 7 3162 211 37.64 5596 56.50 10 12 368 67 73 7
List A 90 84 8 2324 212* 30.57 2676 86.84 1 13 201 59 96 12
T20s 149 143 14 3481 102* 26.98 2749 126.62 2 21 272 141 76 12
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 55 1 6 7 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
List A 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 149 1 3 4 1 1/4 1/4 4.00 8.00 3.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Vidarbha v Kerala at Nagpur, Nov 3-6, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Gujarat v Kerala at Surat, Dec 25-27, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Andhra v Kerala at Bangalore, Feb 23, 2012 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand A v India A at Lincoln, Jan 22, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Hyderabad (India) v Kerala at Chennai, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 India v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 2 Feb 2020 T20I # 1037
8 India v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 2020 T20I # 1036
2c/0s, 39 India A v NZ A Lincoln 22 Jan 2020 LA
4, 2c/0s India A v NZ XI Lincoln 17 Jan 2020 LA
6, 0c/1s India v Sri Lanka Pune 10 Jan 2020 T20I # 1027
5, 78 Kerala v Gujarat Surat 25 Dec 2019 FC
116, 2c/0s, 18, 0c/0s Kerala v Bengal Thumba 17 Dec 2019 FC
38, 0c/1s Kerala v U. Pradesh Thiruvananthapuram 17 Nov 2019 T20
53, 0c/0s Kerala v Rajasthan Thiruvananthapuram 15 Nov 2019 T20
9, 1c/0s Kerala v Vidarbha Thumba 14 Nov 2019 T20
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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Jan 29, 2020

Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer celebrate a wicket, New Zealand v India, 3rd T20I, Hamilton, January 29, 2020

Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer celebrate a wicket

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Nov 7, 2019

Sanju Samson does wicketkeeping practice, India v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Rajkot, November 7, 2019

Sanju Samson does wicketkeeping practice

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Apr 30, 2019

Sanju Samson slogs, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru, April 30, 2019

Sanju Samson slogs

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