Warm-up game against Sri Lanka great opportunity: Samson
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Warm-up game against Sri Lanka great opportunity: Samson

by Sahir Usman Nov 10, 2017 • 17:54 PM

Kolkata, Nov 10 - The-two day warm-up game might be a practice match for Sri Lanka but Board President's XI captain Sanju Samson on Friday said they won't be taking it as a tour game and will look to make the best of the opportunity.

Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Samson was named skipper after Naman Ojha, who was the captain initially, dropped out due to injury.

"We will have a team strategy. It's a practice match for them but it's not a practice match for us," Samson, 22, told reporters on the sidelines of their training session at the Jadhavpur University 2nd campus ground.

"Every individual in the team has really put their heart together to perform very well in the past many years and it's a great opportunity for them. It's only one match but it's a great opportunity for each and everyone. We should take this as a great chance to perform and go out there and succeed," the highly-rated Kerala player added.

On the opposition who lost to India at home 0-9 across three formats the last time the two sides met, Samson said: "It's a very good quality side. They have lot of talented and experienced players also. As I said before, it's a great chance to play against a very good Test side. So we will be looking forward to beating them in the coming match tomorrow."

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