MS Dhoni Serves As A Motivation: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, who hails from football-loving state Kerala says that MS Dhoni inspired him and provided ‘motivation’ as he too came from a state with no cricketing history. Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state, has seen MS Dhoni’s meteoric rise since his debut way back in 2004.  He is certainly an inspiration to budding cricketers coming from small towns who are aspiring to achieve success at international level. MS Dhoni, who led India to two World Cup victories- one coming in 2007 where India won inaugural T20I World Cup and the other coming in 2011 where India won the 50

MS Dhoni Serves As A Motivation: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, who hails from football-loving state Kerala says that MS Dhoni inspired him and provided ‘motivation’ as he too came from a state with no cricketing history. Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state, has seen MS Dhoni’s meteoric rise since his debut way back in 2004.  He is certainly an inspiration to budding cricketers coming from small towns who are aspiring to achieve success at international level.

MS Dhoni, who led India to two World Cup victories- one coming in 2007 where India won inaugural T20I World Cup and the other coming in 2011 where India won the 50 over World Cup after a hiatus of 28 long years.

He will, however, continue to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL), but the focus will be on the other two wicket-keeper batsmen Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson who will try their level best in IPL to secure a birth permanently in the senior Indian team.

Sanju Samson, IPL 2020
Sanju Samson. Photo Credit: Getty Image.

Sanju Samson Says MS Dhoni Has Inspired And Motivated Everyone

Sanju Samson last played for India in January 2020 after making his debut 5 years ago. The Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman failed to impress in the limited opportunities like his competitor Rishabh Pant who has also failed to perform in the limited-overs white-ball cricket unlike his performance in Tests.

MS Dhoni who debuted under current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly failed to score as he got run out in his first ODI in 2004 but in his fifth one-day he scored 148 against Pakistan off only 123 deliveries. It surpassed the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper.

“Yes, Dhoni bhai has inspired all of us from the day he came to play for India in the first match against Bangladesh and then scored that famous century against Pakistan,” Samson told Gulf News.

” His success provides extra motivation for me as he came from Ranchi to become one of the all time greats of the game while I hail from Kerala – both places no cricketing history,” he said.”

Sanju Samson, MS Dhoni
Sanju Samson and MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

MS Dhoni captained India from 2007 to 2016 in limited-overs and from 2008 to 2014 in Tests and retired in 2014 from Tests to give the likes of wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha more opportunity.

Under his captaincy, India won 2007 T20I World Cup, 2011 ICC World Cup, 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups and 2013 and is the only captain in the world to win all three ICC trophies. He is the first and only wicket-keeper to affect more than 150 stumpings across the three formats besides playing the most 332 international matches as skipper.

Sanju Samson Is Focused And Still Has 10 Years Of Cricket Left In Him

Rishabh Pant who is 22 had debuted for India in 2017 after impressive performances for Delhi Capitals in IPL. He has featured in 13 Tests,15 ODIs and 28 T20Is but has failed in white-ball cricket. He has scored 814 runs in 13 Tests averaging 44.35 but in 15 ODIs and 28 T20Is, he averages less than 30 and is yet to score a century after failing to convert starts into big scores.

Sanju Samson, on the other hand, debuted in 2015 against minnows Zimbabwe in T20Is but has featured in only 4 T20Is since then where he failed to score more than 20 even once. However, in domestic cricket, he was leading run-scorer for Kerala in 2017-18 with 627 runs in 7 matches.

In 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy he scored the highest individual total and also the fastest double century in List A after amassing 212 runs off only 129 balls. In 93 IPL matches, he has scored 2209 runs averaging 27.61 and has 2 hundred besides his name.

”No, I don’t think of replacing anybody, all of us are trying to win matches for the country at the end of the day. I am just focusing on ultimately playing for my country,” Samson said.

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson
Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson while playing for Delhi Daredevils. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI

Sanju Samson has represented Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012, Delhi Daredevils who are now named Delhi Capitals in 2016 and 2017 before turning out for Rajasthan Royals since 2018 in IPL. He had previously represented the franchise in 2013-2015 as well.

“I have had a very good season in 2019 in domestic, India A and then for India. I have worked hard for the last 8-9 years in terms of my training, game and diet,” Sanju Samson said.

“At this point, I have a good 10 more years of cricket left in me and I will give it my best shot. I am headed in the right direction but have miles to go.”

Both of and Sanju Samson being less than 25 years of age still has a long way to go and maybe seen performing well in future matches of India with MS Dhoni retired from international cricket.

However, backup wicket-keeper, KL Rahul is also in the reckoning with his brilliant performances with the bat. The Karnataka batsman has played in 36 Tests, 32 ODIs and 42 T20Is where his averages have been around 45 in white-ball limited-overs and 34 in Tests. His high average in ODI and T20I gives him an edge over both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.

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CPL 2020, Match 12: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors – Dream 11, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Live Streaming, Updated Points Table

Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors will meet for the second time in the ongoing CPL 2020 on Tuesday (25th August) evening at Queen’s Park Oval (Port of Spain) during the 12th match of the CPL 2020. Ahead of this upcoming match, Tallawahs played three matches in this tournament where they won the first game but suffered two back-to-back defeats. Meanwhile, after suffering a defeat in the opening match of the tournament, Warriors won two back-to-back matches and then suffered another loss in their last game. During the first meeting in the CPL 2020 between Tallawahs and Warriors last Saturday

CPL 2020, Match 12: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors – Dream 11, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Live Streaming, Updated Points Table

Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors will meet for the second time in the ongoing CPL 2020 on Tuesday (25th August) evening at Queen’s Park Oval (Port of Spain) during the 12th match of the CPL 2020.

Ahead of this upcoming match, Tallawahs played three matches in this tournament where they won the first game but suffered two back-to-back defeats. Meanwhile, after suffering a defeat in the opening match of the tournament, Warriors won two back-to-back matches and then suffered another loss in their last game.

During the first meeting in the CPL 2020 between Tallawahs and Warriors last Saturday (22nd August), Warriors created history in the CPL by successfully defending the lowest total in this tournament history. After managing to score 118 runs in the first innings, Warriors won that match by 14 runs.

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Full Squad

Jamaica Tallawahs: Rovman Powell (C), Andre Russell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Jermaine Blackwood, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud.

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Chris Green (C), Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Kissoondath Magram, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeep Singh

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Weather Forecast

According to the weather forecast, there is a lesser chance of raining in the evening.

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Predicted XI

Jamaica Tallawahs: Rovman Powell (C), Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Asif Ali, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Fidel Edwards, Veerasammy Permaul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Chris Green (C), Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Ashmead Nedd

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Match Prediction

Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2020, Fantasy Cricket, Prediction
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In the ongoing CPL 2020, while Jamaica Tallawahs have won one out of their three matches, Guyana Amazon Warriors have managed to win two out of their four matches.

While they met in this tournament last Saturday, Warriors successfully defended the lowest total in this tournament history. Tallawahs have some strong all-rounders and spinners, while Warriors also have the strong bowlers, but most of their batsmen are struggling yet.

However, Warriors are once again favourite in this match, but Tallawahs are ready to take their revenge.

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Dream 11, Fantasy Tips

Jamaica Tallawahs

Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2020, Fantasy Cricket, Prediction
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Except scoring a duck in his last match, wicket-keeper-batsman Glenn Phillips has played a responsible role in the top-order batting line-up. All-rounders and Carlos Brathwaite are returning to their familiar shape. Asian spinners Sandeep Lamichhane and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are also performing very well.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2020, Fantasy Cricket, Prediction
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Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran have shown their good form and ability to carry the innings. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir is the powerful name in their bowling line-up. Pacer has also shown his dangerous bowling skills in the early period of this tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Andre Russell, Glenn Phillips, Shimron Hetmyer

Vice-Captain Options: Imran Tahir, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Keemo Paul

Suggested Dream 11 for Fantasy Cricket (No.1)

Wicket-keeper(s): Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen: Glenn Phillips (VC), Asif Ali, Shimron Hetmyer

All-rounder(s): Andre Russell (C), Chris Green, Keemo Paul

Bowlers: Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imran Tahir, Ashmead Nedd

Suggested Dream 11 for Fantasy Cricket (No.2)

Wicket-keeper(s): Chadwick Walton

Batsmen: Glenn Phillips, Asif Ali, Shimron Hetmyer (C)

All-rounder(s): Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul

Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imran Tahir (VC), Odean Smith, Naveen-ul-Haq

CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Live Streaming Details

It will be the second match of the day which will begin at 05:30 PM local time (17:30 local time). In India, the live broadcasting of this match will begin on Wednesday (26th August) 03:00 AM IST.

TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports Hindi 1, Star Sports Hindi 1 HD.

Online: FanCode

CPL 2020: Updated Points Table after Match 10

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Results Points NRR
Trinbago Knight Riders 3 3 0 0 0 6 0.728
St Lucia Zouks 4 3 1 0 0 4 0.302
Guyana Amazon Warriors 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.313
Jamaica Tallawahs 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.301
Barbados Tridents 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.538
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 3 0 3 0 0 0 -0.733
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