Sanju Samson has been included in Team India as a replacement for KL Rahul for the 5-match series against West Indies. This information was shared by the BCCI before the start of the T20 series against West Indies on Friday evening. It was told by the board that Sanju, who was part of the ODI team, has been given a place in the T20 team in place of KL Rahul, who was found corona infected.
Significantly, a few hours before the official announcement, the picture of Sanju Samson in place of KL Rahul in the T20 squad on the BCCI's websites has made it clear that he will be included in the 5-match T20 squad against the West Indies. has been taken. Earlier it was expected that KL Rahul would recover from Kovid and return to the team but he could not regain fitness. The BCCI also decided to rest him keeping in mind the ICC T20 World Cup.
BCCI medical staff advised him to rest for a week after which it was decided that he would not be able to join the team in the upcoming T20 series. After his tour was out, the discussion had intensified about who would be his replacement.
Was part of the team in the ODI series
Earlier, Sanju was part of the team in the 3-match ODI series against West Indies where Team India won the series 3-0 under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. Although Sanju was part of the team in all three matches of this series, his bat did not last much. Sanju scored 72 runs in 3 innings of 3 matches at an average of 36.
Samson's T20 career
Talking about Sanju Samson's T20 career, he has rarely got a chance to play continuously. Samson, who made his debut in 2015, has played 14 T20 Internationals so far in which he has 251 runs at an average of 19.30.