IPL 2021: Statistical comparison between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson
Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson have been given new roles in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Both cricketers were named captains of their respective franchises Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Pant took over the role after Shreyas Iyer got injured, whereas, Samson replaced the outgoing Steve Smith. Here we analyze Pant and Samson's performance in the IPL.
Pant's IPL career in numbers
In 69 matches, Pant has scored 2,094 runs at an average of 35.41. He has a strike rate of 151.73. He has scored one ton and 12 fifties with a best of 128*. Pant has racked up 185 fours and 103 sixes. In the IPL 2020 season, Pant had scored 343 runs in 14 games at 31.18.
Samson's IPL career in numbers
In 108 matches, Samson has racked up 2,703 runs at an average of 28.75. He has hit three hundreds and 13 fifties with a best of 119. The 27-year-old has registered 203 fours and 122 sixes. In IPL 2020, the right-handed batsman had amassed 375 runs at 28.84. He hit three fifties with a best of 85.
Pant vs RR, Samson vs DC
Pant has a formidable batting record against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He has racked up 225 runs from 5 games at a strike rate of 178.57. The tally also includes 14 sixes and 18 fours. On the other hand, Samson hasn't found his touch against Delhi Capitals yet.\ He has scored 160 runs from 11 games at a strike rate of 125.98.
Pant vs Samson: Wicket-keeping record
Pant has the edge over Samson, as far as the wicket-keeping record is concerned. He owns 54 dismissals in 46 innings, which includes 43 catches and 11 stumpings. Meanwhile, Samson has 36 dismissals to his name from 46 innings, comprising 30 catches and 6 stumpings.