Sanju Samson

  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the five-match ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • Will reinforcements help India challenge England better in ODIs? August 23, 2014

    After yet another spineless display overseas, the Indian team is under immense scrutiny, and rightly so. MS Dhoni & Co's recent humiliation in losing the five-match Test series to England has brought back the haunting memories of the 2011 whitewash. Although this time there were many new faces, with majority...
  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson's family August 18, 2014

    The family of Indian cricket's newest player Sanju Samson on Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a "dream come true". Sanju - who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman - Monday morning left the coastal town of...
  • 'Samson has Dravid's resilience and De Villiers's flamboyance' August 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian cricket's rising star Sanju Samson's coach Biju George feels that his ward possesses the grit of Rahul Dravid as well as the flair of AB de Villiers which will make him a special player for India in the coming days. "Sanju is a combination of Dravid and AB as...
  • Sanju Samson delighted to join Indian cricket team August 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sanju Samson, who Tuesday became the fourth cricketer from Kerala to be named in the national squad, said he was "extremely happy and thankful" to all those who stood by him. Samson has been named as a wicket-keeper batsman in the 17-member Indian squad that will play five ODIs and...
  • Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma get India ODI call up for England series, Yuvraj snubbed August 6, 2014

    Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Railways' allrounder Karn Sharma have been named in India's 17-man squad for the five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 against England. Mumbai seamer Dhawal Kulkarni, who was picked in the ODI squad for the home series against West Indies last year but was then ruled out...
  • India A lose to Australia A in first ODI despite Sanju's knock July 20, 2014

    Darwin: Sanju Samson's valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson's five-wicket haul as India 'A' lost by 28 runs to Australia 'A' in the first one-day of a quadrangular series, which also features South Africa 'A' and a local National Performance Squad (NPS). Chasing 253 for a win in 50...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs May 26, 2014

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20...
  • Sanju Samson, Abhishek Mohan selected for Emerging U-23 players India camp May 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala players Sanju Samson and Abhishek Mohan have been selected for the Emerging U-23 players India camp to be held from June 5 to 30. Abhishek Mohan is a right-arm fast bowler who became the highest wicket taker in India in the Under 25 C K Naidu trophy with 39...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab dent Rajasthan Royals' playoff hopes with a win May 24, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab dented Rajasthan Royals play-off chances by beating them by 16 runs as the hosts put up an inspired bowling show led by Rishi Dhawan defending 179. Coming out for the chase, Rajasthan got off to a steady start until Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Rajasthan Royals thump Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs May 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals consolidated their chances of making it to the play-offs of the seventh edition of IPL on Thursday with a magnificent 62-run victory over a listless Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the play-off contention. Chasing a mammoth target of 202, Delhi Daredevils kept on losing wickets at regular...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets May 12, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible run-chases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff target,...
  • IPL 7: Nair guides Rajasthan to an easy win against Delhi May 4, 2014

    Karun Nair scored a magnificent 73 off 50 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets in their IPL 7 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. Rajasthan were chasing Delhi's competitive 152 for 5, courtesy opener Quinton de Kock's 43-run blast off 33 balls, while JP...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Game 10 April 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals. Playing XIs: Rajasthan Royals: Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya...
  • IPL 7: Peaking Chennai will test Rajasthan's resolve April 23, 2014

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. The 93-run win against Delhi was the biggest ever for Chennai in terms...
  • Rajasthan Royals will bounce back, says confident Sanju Samson April 21, 2014

    His fine half-century went in vain against Kings XI Punjab, but Rajasthan Royals' young batsman Sanju Samson says he is not the one to cry over one setback for too long and would be aiming to finish off games for his team in the coming IPL matches. Samson's 52 was...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets April 19, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early wickets...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad April 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the...
  • Bishnoi powers Rajasthan to thrilling win over Kerala in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy April 10, 2014

    Led by skipper Rajesh Bishnoi's blistering 75 off 36 balls, Rajasthan rallied brilliantly from a difficult situation to beat Kerala by three wickets with a ball to spare for their second straight victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 Group B game on Thursday. In another Group B...
  • Rajasthan Royals won't miss Rahul Dravid, says Sanju Samson April 10, 2014

    Sanju Viswanath Samson is not like another teenager. At 19, he has emerged as one of the most sought-after young talents in India's cricket circles, and during his stint with the Rajasthan Royals, Samson has looked ever so ready to don the India jersey. The gutsy right-hander earned laurels from the...
  • India beat West Indies by 46 runs to finish fifth in U-19 World Cup February 27, 2014

    Sharjah: India finished fifth in the Under-19 World Cup after a strong batting effort saw them overcome the West Indies by 46 runs in a high-scoring classification match on Thursday. In the fifth/sixth position play-off match, India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to emerge victorious at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Opting to bat...
  • As it happened: India vs England, U-19 World Cup quarter-finals February 22, 2014

    ENGLAND INNINGS (chasing 222 to win) Chasing a challenging total of 222, the England batsmen held their nerve and closed the contest in the last over. End of 49.1 overs: Rob Jones (28*) and Rob Sayer (10*) held their nerves to take England past the finish line. Jones struck a boundary off...
  • U-19 WC: Confident India take on England in quarter-final February 22, 2014

    Dubai: Having won all their group stage matches convincingly, defending champions India will have a slight edge when they lock horns with England in the quarter-finals of the Under-19 World Cup here on Saturday. In-form India had notched up a mammoth 245-run win over New Papua Guinea in their last round-robin...
  • India post 245-run win, continue unbeaten run in U-19 WC February 19, 2014

    Sharjah: Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with individual brilliance as a strong India continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 245-run win over minnows Papua New Guinea in the Under-19 World Cup on Wednesday. Opting to bat in their last league match, the defending champions posted a mammoth...
  • Pakistan the team to beat at U-19 World Cup: Sanju Samson February 14, 2014

    Current batting sensation Virat Kohli owes the foundation of his current iconic status to the U-19 World Cup, and young batting star from Kerala - Sanju Viswanath Samson - hope to follow in his footsteps at the 2014 edition beginning in the UAE from February 14. Samson made headlines after he...
  • Chance for U-19 players to showcase talent at World Cup February 13, 2014

    Dubai: Future stars will get a chance to show their talent, potential and prowess when the ICC U-19 World Cup gets underway across the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The tournament has provided impetus to the careers of stalwarts like Michael Atherton, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Nasser Hussain, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Graeme...