IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: Check OUT

IND vs WI LIVE: India vs WestIndies LIVE: Hours before 1st T20, BCCI confirmed that KL Rahul has officially been ruled out of…

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: India vs WestIndies LIVE, IND vs WI 1st T20 Live
IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: India vs WestIndies LIVE, IND vs WI 1st T20 Live

IND vs WI LIVE: India vs WestIndies LIVE: Hours before 1st T20, BCCI confirmed that KL Rahul has officially been ruled out of the T20 series against West Indies. That however has given a new lease of life to Sanju Samson. He has asked to stay back in the Caribbean. He has now officially replaced Rahul in the T20 squad for the five-match series. Follow IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“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,” BCCI said in a statement.

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: Check OUT

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: India vs WestIndies LIVE, IND vs WI 1st T20 Live

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Sanju Samson was part of the squad in the recently concluded ODI series that the team won 3-0. He also got his maiden half-century in ODIs when he slammed 54 in the 2nd ODI. However, he did not get an opportunity to bat longer in the 3rd ODI due to rain.

The Rajasthan Royals captain was not originally in the T20 squad for West Indies series. Instead, he was only in the ODI squad. But if he gets an opportunity in the T20s, it will keep him in contention for a place in the T20 World Cup squad.

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: Check OUT

Sanju Samson in recent international duties-

  • Sanju Samson scored 77 runs against Ireland in the second T2oI and could be a valuable weapon to have in the side.
  • A better performance on the West Indies ODI tour means he remains in contention for a sport in the T20 series.
  • As Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma are looking to tinker with combinations, Sanju could find a place in the Playing XI.
  • Samson’s leadership qualities also have another major boost for him to be part of the Indian set-up.

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.

IND vs WI LIVE: KL Rahul officially RULED OUT of T20 series, BCCI gives Sanju Samson new LIFELINE in T20s: Check OUT

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