Sanju Samson Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Sanju Samson is a promising cricketer who is seen as the person who will make Kerala big. Is the best wicketkeeper-batsman with the best techniques? Samson is known to have the best Pull Shot. He was made the captain when he was in the Under 16 and Under 19 in the Kerala team. Later on, Sanju made history by becoming the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a double century during the Vijay Hazare trophy.

Basic Information About Sanju Samson

Full Name Sanju Viswanathan Samson
Age 26 years
Born In Thiruvananthapuram, India
Bat Style Right-hand bat / Wicketkeeper
Bowl Style Right-arm off-break
Nationality Indian
Birth Date 11th November 1994
Height 5 ft 08 in
Spouse Charulatha Samson
Net Worth Approx. $5 million
Teams Kerala, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, India, India A, India Under-19, Kolkata Knight Riders, North and South Zones, Kerala Cricket Association XI, India, Board President’s Xi.

 

Sanju Samson Family

Sanju Samson was born in a Christian family of three, his brother is Saly Samson, and his sister’s name is under review. He married his college sweetheart on 22nd December 2018. They don’t have any kids yet. Samson enjoys eating batter chicken and fish curry, and he likes the colors grey and black. His favorite actor and actress are Salma Khan and Kareena Kapoor, respectively.

Sanju Samson Batting Stats:

  • He has played one game in the ODI series, batted one inning, and has zero Not Outs. However, he has recorded 46 runs, and he has a strike rate of 100.0, his BF is 46, and an average of 46.0
  • For the T20I series, Sanju played 10 matches and recorded 117 runs. He has had 10 innings; his strike rate is 110.38, zero Not Outs, and BF of 106.
  • In the IPL, his performance has been quite impressive. He has played 114 matches and had 110 innings. He has also scored 2861 runs, had 11 Not Outs, a strike rate of 134.83, and 2122 BF.

Sanju’s Bowling Stats:

  • Samson’s bowling does not show much, but at least he has made something. In ODI, he has bowled in only one match. However, he doesn’t have a record for the other entries.
  • For the T20I series, he has played 10 games, and the other records are still blank.
  • In IPL, Sanju has played 114 matches, but the other entries are blank for now. The young superstar is known to keep pushing, and soon it is believed he will give the best he has got.

Career Information

Sanju Samson has made his debut in Domestic, IPL, and International career as follows;

Domestic Career:

Sanju Samson began playing for the Kerala Ranji when he was only 15 years old. He made his first-class debut when he was 17 years old against Vidarbha. During the 2017-2018 seasons, Sanju was the leading run-scorer, where he scored 627 runs in 7 games. 

During the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy, he scored 211 runs as he chased a target of 323 set for him by Assam. He managed to register his first double hundred hitting 23 fours and five sixes, giving Kerala 39 runs. In just 6 matches, Sanju scored 530 runs and had an average of 58.88, making him the highest run-scorer for his team Kerala.

IPL Career:

After an excellent performance in his Domestic matches, Sanju Samson was signed to be part of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2012 IPL season. However, he did not get to play in any of the matches. Later on, he was taken by the Rajasthan Royals in the following year. On 13th April 2011, Samson made his debut for Rajasthan Royals. He had to replace their wicket-keeper Dishant Yagnik, who was still recovering from an injury.

In a couple of following IPL seasons, Sanju was always picked by the Rajasthan Royals. He got to play his second game on 29th April 2013 against RCB. He scored 63 runs, and he was awarded the man-of-the-match award for being an impressive batsman.

International Career:

Samson was chosen in August 2014 to join a 17-man squad scheduled to play 5 ODIs and T20 against England. Unfortunately, he did not make it to the final of any of the matches. Later on, he was called to join a T20 team against West Indies, which was later canceled. On 19th July 2015, he made his first international debut playing against Zimbabwe.

Sanju was fortunate to join India’s T20I squad in October 2019 for their series against Bangladesh. However, he was benched till the end of the series. There was light for Samson as he was signed to play the T20i series against West Indies. He also got to play the 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka.

Samson joined India’s T20I in their series against Australia in October 2020. Later on, in November 2020, he was also added to India’s ODI against Australia. Sanju has been progressing pretty well, and in June 2021, he joined India’s ODI and T20I teams and played against Sri Lanka. 

Sanju Samson Awards and Achievements

  • During the 2013 IPL, Sanju Samson was crowned the Best Young Player of the season. 
  • He is the second youngest cricket player to score a half-century in the T20 Champion League and the IPL.
  • He got selected to captain India’s under-19 team. 
  • Sanju is the first wicket-keeper batter who made a double century during the Vijay Hazare trophy. It was also the fastest double hundred in List A
  • Samson became the leading run-scorer for the Kerala team back in 2017-18.
  • During the 2018-19 Ranji trophy, he was named among the eight players to watch during the tournament. 

Last Match Played

  1. On 23rd July 2021, Sri Lanka played against India in Colombo, and Sri Lanka won by three wickets.
  2. From 25th to 27th December 2019, Gujarat played against Kerala at Surat, and Gujarat won by 90 runs.
  3. On 19th July 2015, Zimbabwe played against India in Harare, and Zimbabwe won by 10 runs.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.fantasybet.com/players/sanju-samson/
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/sanju-samson-425943
  3. https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/player-profile/sanju-samson-61837
  4. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/8271/sanju-samson 
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