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Sanju Samson returns as injured Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement in T20Is vs West Indies

Sanju Samson has been named as Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement for the T20I series against West Indies. The 25-year-old was excluded from India’s T20I squad without playing a single game in the recently-concluded three-T20I series against Bangladesh.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 27, 2019 12:29:21 pm
Sanju Samson in the team, Sanju Samson in T20Is, Shikhar Dhawan ruled out, Shikhar Dhawn out of team, Sanju Samson replaces Dhawan Sanju Samson has not played a single T20I in four years (File photo)

Team India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against West Indies starting from December 6 and is being replaced by Sanju Samson.

Dhawan suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat. The BCCI confirmed through a press release that the medical team has suggested Dhawan needs some more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely.

Samson has been named as Dhawan’s replacement for the T20I series. The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was excluded from India’s T20I squad without playing a single game in the recently-concluded three-T20I series against Bangladesh. Samson being dropped had drawn sharp reactions from cricket fans and former cricketers.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who sustained a fracture on his right ring finger during the recent pink-ball Test in Kolkata against Bangladesh, underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday, Saha will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, the BCCI said in its release.

India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson

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