Sanju Samson vs Rashid Khan IPL stats: The two short-format experts will be facing each other for the 10th time tonight.
Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, who had finished Indian Premier League 2022 league stage at the first and second position respectively, will be facing each other for the second time in the tournament in Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens tonight.
As IPL returns to Kolkata after as many as three years, Gujarat will be playing their first-ever match here. Rajasthan, on the other hand, haven’t fared well at this venue winning two and losing eight matches over the years.
Back at a venue that’s seen so many iconic moments over decades 🔥
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Sanju Samson vs Rashid Khan IPL stats (updated)
Second-highest run-scorer for his team and ninth highest overall this season, Royals captain Sanju Samson has a point to prove after his non-selection in the Indian T20I squad for a five-match home series against South Africa next month.
Samson, who has scored 444 runs in 16 IPL 2022 innings at a strike rate of 147.50 including a couple of half-centuries, has scored 11 (11) and 47 (26) in two innings against GT this season.
Dominating proceedings won’t be a mean task for Samson as he is set to face Titans spinner Rashid Khan. In their past 10 encounters against each other, all Samson has scored against Rashid is 73 (77) with the help of four fours and a six at a strike rate of 94.80. While Rashid has dismissed Samson just once in T20s, the latter will have to play much better against the opposition’s premier bowler.
Sanju Samson at Eden Gardens IPL record and stats
Samson, who has represented RR and Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in seven IPL matches across five seasons at the Eden Gardens, has scored 199 runs at an average and strike rate of 28.43 and 130.92 respectively including a couple of half-centuries at this venue.