Why Select Venkatesh Iyer over Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson: Board of Control Cricket in India announced the Men’s Squad for the upcoming series against South Africa on Sunday. However, the netizens were not impressed by some decisions of the selection led by Chetan Sharma.
However, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson have been in brilliant form in the ongoing season of the IPL.
Tripathi has scored 413 runs at an amazing average of 37 and a mind-blowing strike rate of 158 in IPL 2022.
While Samson has scored 374 runs at an average of 29 and a great Strike rate of 147 in IPL 2022. These numbers are too great to not get selected for the Indian T20I team.
To be specific, Venkatesh Iyer was the main question being asked on Twitter. Given the performance he had in IPL 2022. Fans were asking why Venky has got the chance but not Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi.
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Venkatesh Iyer had a stellar debut season with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when he came into the side. But since his India debut, Venky’s form has taken a major dip in his performance.
Cricket fans also raised questions over the selection of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the Indian T20I team despite having a bad IPL 2022 season.
India’s T20I squad vs South Africa:
KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
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