IND v WI 2019: Dhawan ruled out of T20I series; Samson named replacement 

The three-match T20I series against West Indies begins on December 6.

Shikhar Dhawan | AFP Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India's T20I series against West Indies starting December 6. The experienced opening batsman suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat. 

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And after assessment from the medical staff on Tuesday (November 26), it was decided that Dhawan "needs some more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely", as said in the BCCI media release. 

The selectors have named Sanju Samson as Dhawan's replacement in the squad. Samson wasn't curiously retained in the original squad despite being drafted in and not played since the T20Is versus Bangladesh earlier this month. 

Meanwhile, the media release further stated, Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha sustained a fracture on his right ring finger during the D/N Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata last week. 

The board's medical staff, after consulting a hand and wrist specialist, suggested a surgical fixation of the fracture.

"Subsequently, he(Saha) underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru," confirmed the release. 

India’s squad for 3 T20Is(Updated): 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


By Kashish Chadha - 27 Nov, 2019

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