Samson fails fitness test before England tour; out of India A squad

New Delhi: Following his fail at Yo-Yo test Kerala wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been dropped from the India ‘A’ squad for the tour of England.

As per Mumbai Mirror report, Samson’s score in the test was below the prescribed 16.1 mark.

His replacement has not been named yet. The Shreyas Iyer-led India A have left for London on Sunday but Sanju Samson was left behind due to the low score in Yo-Yo test.

Samson was part of the India ‘A’ squad which will take part in a triangular series involving hosts England Lions with the third team being West Indies ‘A’. The India ‘A’ tour of England will begin with an ODI tri-series against England Lions and West Indies A, from June 22.

India ‘A’ will also play a four-day Test against England A from July 16 to 19 at Worcester apart from a couple of three-day games against county sides.

Samson had a terrific Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.

Playing for Rajasthan Royals, the youngster scored 441 runs at an average of 31.50, including three half-centuries.

He also took five catches in the tournament.

In his 81-match IPL career, the Kerala batsman scored 1867 runs at an average of 26.67, including 10 fifties and one century. He has 39 catches and 3 stumping to his name.