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IPL 2022: Sanju Samson now the Leading Run-Scorer for Rajasthan Royals

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Sanju Samson

Leading Run-Scorer for Rajasthan: Sanju Samson become the Leading Run-Scorer for Rajasthan Royals after the elimiator match of IPL 2022. Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson is now the highest scorer for the team with 2,835 runs under his belt and counting…

He has overtaken Ajinkya Rahane who held this record but now plays for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Role: 

Wicketkeeper Batter

Batting Style:

Right-handed

DOB : 

11 November 1994

IPL Debut : 

2013

Samson has represented Rajasthan Royals in 109 matches and has scored 2,835 runs at an average of 29.91. The wicketkeeper-batter has scored two centuries and 14 half-centuries and 119 is his highest score in the IPL.

Statistics

YearMatRunsHSAvgBFSR
Career137351211929.32587135.8
YearMatRunsHSAvgBFSR
2022164445529.6301147.5
20211448411940.3354136.7
2020143758528.8236158.9
201912342102*34.2230148.7
20181544192*31.5320137.8
20171438610227.6273141.4
2016142916026.5259112.4
2015142047620.4163125.2
2014133397426.1273124.2
2013112066325.8178115.7

Sanju Samson IPL Debut

Sanju Samson came into reckoning with his gritty knocks for Rajasthan Royals in his debut season for the franchise. The wicketkeeper-batsman from Kerala was groomed by Rahul Dravid into a tough campaigner.

Sanju Samson was a 13-year-old playing Under-16 cricket in Kerala when Shane Warne-led RR won inaugural edition of IPL.

Addressing the post-match, Sanju recalled that he was “somewhere in Kerala” when the late Shane Warne led the Royals to the IPL title in the 2008 inaugural edition.

Sanju Samson with Delhi DareDevils

He joined the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) squad in 2016 and played some crucial innings for the team during his two seasons with them before moving back to Rajasthan Royals.

Sanju Samson 2019-2020

Sanju scored 342 runs in IPL 2019 and then followed it up with 375 runs in the IPL 2020. He was moved into senior position when named captain for the 2021 season.

Sanju Samson in IPL 2022

Now that he is into his 2nd season as the leader of the pack and with the addition of some established seniors joining RR, one can surely hope for an improved show from this team.

In the current season, Samson has played several crucial innings for his side. In 16 innings in this season so far, he has scored 444 runs at an average of 29.60 and strike rate of 147.5. He has scored two half-centuries with 55 his best individual score.

YearMatRunsHSAvgSR
2022164445529.6147.5

Rajasthan Royals enter into the final after beating the winner of the Eliminator Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. RR is going to play against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 on May 29th 2022.

Under Sanju Samson’s captaincy, Rajasthan Royals have reached the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 for the first time. Sanju Samson now the Leading Run-Scorer for Rajasthan Royals (RR).

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