Sanju Samson – Age, Career Info, News, Stats, Records & Videos

Sanju Samson – Profile

Personal Information:

Full Name: Sanju Viswanath Samson
Nickname: Sanju
Born: November 11, 1994
Age: 28 years
Birthplace: Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Height: 5 ft 7 in (173 cm)
Batting: Right-handed
Role: Wicketkeeper-batsman
Nationality: Indian
Father: Samson Viswanath
Mother: Lijy Viswanath

Career Info:

Domestic Career:

Sanju Samson made his domestic cricket debut for Kerala in 2011 at the age of 16. He has been a regular in the Kerala team since then, and has also represented Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, and currently plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

IPL Career:

Sanju Samson made his IPL debut in 2013 for Kolkata Knight Riders, but only played one game that season. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2013 and played for them until 2015. In 2016 and 2017, he played for Delhi Daredevils before returning to Rajasthan Royals in 2018. He has been with the team since then and was appointed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.


Sanju Samson has been in good form in the Indian Premier League 2021, where he is leading the Rajasthan Royals team. He has scored a century in the tournament, and has been praised for his captaincy skills.


Here are Sanju Samson’s career stats as of the knowledge cutoff date:

Format Matches Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s Catches Stumpings
1st class 75 4,344 211 36.48 54.69 8 23 128 10
List A 85 2,671 212* 36.26 94.06 4 19 50 11
T20s 187 4,556 119 28.39 134.58 2 30 72 23
IPL 97 2,696 119 28.15 137.24 2 13 47 7
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  • Sanju Samson holds the record for the youngest player to score a half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He achieved the feat in his debut IPL season in 2013, at the age of 18.
  • In IPL 2018, Sanju Samson hit the first century of the tournament, becoming the first player from Kerala to score a century in the IPL.
  • In IPL 2021, Sanju Samson scored a century in the first match of the season against Punjab Kings, becoming the first player to score a century on captaincy debut in IPL.


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