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Sanju Samson replaces KL Rahul in India’s T20I squad for the West Indies series

Sanju Samson has been performing decently of late. With a decent performance in the Ireland series as well in ODI series against West Indies.

Sanju Samson has grabbed a golden chance and would be now, hoping to find a spot in India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad. Samson has been asked to stay on with the Indian squad for the five-match T20I series against West Indies. The series will be played in the Caribbean and USA. Sanju has replaced KL Rahul in the squad. Rahul failed to recover in time after testing positive for COVID-19 while training at the NCA.

However, there has been no official confirmation yet. The BCCI’s website confirms the same as Samson’s name is listed in the squad on the match scorecard of the first T20I, which will be played later today (July 29).

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Rahul still hasn’t recovered fully

KL Rahul had tested positive for the coronavirus about a week ago. The BCCI medical team asked him to rest a week extra. The vice-captain of the Indian team underwent a surgery for sports hernia last month and missed the England tour and the West Indies ODIs. He was named in the T20I squad subject to fitness. It is expected he will now make his comeback with the three ODIs in Zimbabwe next month.

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Samson grabs this opportunity with both hands

Sanju Samson has been performing decently of late. With a decent performance in the Ireland series, he also scored a half-century in the ODI series against West Indies.He scored a 77 in a T20I in Ireland and 12, 54, and 6* in the three ODIs against West Indies while batting at number 5 and keeping wickets.

The five-match T20I series kick starts on Friday, with the remaining matches to be played on August 1, 2, 6, and 7 – with the final two games set to be played in Florida.

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