Sanju Samson Named as KL Rahul’s Replacement in T20I Series Against West Indies

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson(Image: BCCI)

KL Rahul’s Replacement in T20I Series Against West Indies: Wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson has been named as the replacement player for KL Rahul who missed the T20I series after testing positive for COVID19 before leaving India last week.

KL Rahul’s Replacement in T20I Series Against West Indies

During the India tour of West Indies, both teams are scheduled to play 3 ODI matches and 5 T20I matches where the visitors swept the Windies in the ODI series. Sanju Samson was part of the squad in the recently concluded ODI series that the team won 3-0 under Shikhar Dhawan.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul(Image: Twitter)

“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 rest by the BCCI medical team.

Sanju Samson was part of the squad in the recently concluded ODI series that the team won 3-0″, a BCCI statement reads.

The first match of the 5 matches T20I series will be played today in Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.

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.