“KL Rahul was named to the team earlier and his participation in the T20I series was subject to fitness. The hitter tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was advised to rest by the medical team of the BCCI”, declared the secretary of the BCCI. Jay Shah said in a statement.
NEWS 🚨 – Sanju Samson replaces KL Rahul in the T20I team. More details 👇 #WIvIND | #TeamIndia https://t.co/4LVD8rGTlE
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1659095191000
Sanju Samson was part of the team in the recently concluded ODI series which the team won 3-0 and scored half a century in the second game.
The Indian team for 5 T20I: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas IyerDinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pants, Hardik PandyaRavindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.