The BCCI on Thursday stated it has known as up Vidarbha wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh Sharma after Sanju Samson was ruled out of the rest of the T20I sequence towards Sri Lanka on the advice of the board’s medical staff.
Samson damage his left knee whereas making an attempt to discipline a ball close to the boundary ropes in the course of the first T20I on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
“He was taken for scans and a specialist opinion this afternoon in Mumbai by the BCCI medical team and has been advised rest and rehabilitation,” the apex cricket physique stated in an announcement.
“The all-India senior selection committee has named Jitesh Sharma as replacement for Sanju Samson.”
Sharma was picked on the premise of his spectacular performances for Punjab Kings within the IPL.
India play the second T20I towards Sri Lanka in Pune on Thursday.
The hosts lead the three-match sequence 1-0 following their slender two-run win within the opener.
India’s up to date squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
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