IPL: Decoding Sanju Samson's performance against Amit Mishra
Sanju Samson took the cricket world by storm after nearly pulling-off a record run-chase for Rajasthan Royals against Punjab Kings a while ago. He fired a record-breaking hundred in what turned out to be a final-over thriller. The newly-appointed skipper now eyes another such performance as the Royals are set to take on Delhi Capitals. We analyze Samson's performance against DC leg-spinner Amit Mishra.
A look at the battle between the two
As of now, Samson has racked up 2,703 runs from 108 matches at 28.75. On the other hand, Mishra owns 160 wickets in 151 matches, including a best match haul of 5/17. Samson has aggregated eight runs off 19 balls by Mishra, while Mishra has dismissed him once. This illustrates that MIshra has managed to restrict the flow of runs against Samson.
IPL: Samson vs Mishra
Samson vs DC, Mishra vs RR
Till date, Samson has amassed 160 runs from 11 games at a strike-rate of 125.98 against DC. The tally also includes 9 sixes and 7 fours. Meanwhile, Mishra has 30 wickets from 19 matches against RR (Best: 3/17).
Will Mishra outfox Samson in the middle overs?
As seen in the Rajasthan's opening encounter, Samson majorly gets his rhythm in the middle overs (7-15). In this phase, he owns 1427 runs at an impressive average of 34.80 (strike-rate of 133.99). He could be tested by Mishra, who also has a knack for providing crucial breakthroughs. Over the years, Mishra has taken 116 wickets at 25.11 in the middle overs.
RR vs DC: What to expect?
Wankhede will host the upcoming game between RR and DC. In RR's previous game here, Samson wrecked havoc with his 119-run innings. However, his scores in the last five games against DC read as 25, 5, 5, 0 and 3. Meanwhile, Mishra recorded 3/17 in his last game against RR (2019). It remains to be seen how the two stars fare this time.