In the end BCCI did the right thing: Twitter fires as Samson, Tripathi selected for Ireland series

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Samson and Tripathi in IPL 2022

In what can only be described as a heartfelt call-up, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi have been picked for the 2-match T20I series against Ireland.

While Samson has been in and out of the team for some time, the Ireland series is Tripathi’s first call into the national team.

Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi – IPL 2022 performance

Samson had a stellar IPL season as the RR skipper amassed 458 runs in 17 matches at a strike rate of 146.79 with the highest score of 55. Tripathi, on the other hand, scored 413 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 158.24. With the highest score of 76.

Both these players played an aggressive brand of T20 cricket, displayed the much talked ‘intent’ and often executed it well. Netizens have been demanding the inclusion of these flamboyant players ever since the IPL ended. And now that he chose to, Twitter, of course, couldn’t keep calm.

Here are some of the best responses.

As far as the rest of the team is concerned, Hardik Pandya Will take over the command of the team in Pant’s absence. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy, and Dinesh Karthik Will keep wickets. Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan will continue as openers.

As far as the bowling department is concerned, this is what the Proteas are playing at home.

India’s T20 team: Hardik Pandya (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra ChahaliAkshar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik