Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against West Indies. Dhawan suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat.
The BCCI Medical Team assessed him on Tuesday to review the healing of his wound and suggested that Dhawan needs more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Sanju Samson as Dhawan’s replacement for the T20I series.
Team India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha sustained a fracture on his right ring finger during the recently concluded Pink ball Test in Kolkata against Bangladesh.
The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha should undergo surgical fixation of the fracture. Subsequently, he underwent successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru.
The three-match T20I series gets underway from December 6 and the three ODIs start from December 15. Playing at home, India will start overwhelming favourites.
India’s squad for 3 T20Is: 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