India vs West Indies 2019: Sanju Samson replaces injured Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has replaced the injured Shikhar Dhawan for the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies, as confirmed by BCCI on their Twitter handle. Shikhar Dhawan injured his left knee during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra.
Shikhar Dhawan picked up a deep cut on his left knee and had to go to the hospital for the treatment. The BCCI release stated:
The BCCI Medical Team assessed him on Tuesday to review the healing of his wound. The BCCI Medical Team has suggested that Dhawan needs some more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely.
Sanju Samson was selected in the T20I series between India and Bangladesh but didn't feature in the playing XI. He got dropped from the T20I series earlier when the selection committee led by MSK Prasad announced the squads a week ago.
Also, Wriddhiman Saha injured his ring finger during the day/night Test match between India and Bangladesh. The report stated by BCCI revealed that he went under a successful surgery in Mumbai and will get rehabilitated in the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru.
India's updated squad for T20I series against West Indies: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuveshwar Kumar, and Mohammad Shami