India in West Indies: Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson has replaced vice-captain KL Rahul in India’s T20I squad for 5-match series against West Indies.
India in West Indies: Sanju Samson replaces KL Rahul in T20I squad for 5-match series (AP Photo)
- Sanju Samson replaced KL Rahul in the Indian T20I squad
- Sanju Samson was part of the squad in the recently concluded ODI series
- KL Rahul has been advised to rest by the BCCI medical team
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson as a replacement for KL Rahul in the T20I squad for the ongoing West Indies series.
KL Rahul was earlier named in the squad and his participation in the T20I series was subject to fitness. The batter tested positive for COVID-19 last week and has been advised to rest by the BCCI medical team.
NEWS – Sanju Samson replaces KL Rahul in T20I squad.
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Sanju Samson was part of the squad in the recently concluded ODI series that the team won 3-0.
The Indian team in all its might will be looking to overwhelm West Indies in its bid to record a second successive clean sweep in the five-match T20I series starting Friday. With less than three months left for the T20 World Cup, skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will get around 16 games (5 vs WI, 5 in Asia Cup (if India play final), 3 vs Australia, 3 vs South Africa) to firm up their core team that will then play unchanged going into a mega event.
India’s squad for 5 T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
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