BCCI: Replacement named as India batter ruled out of New Zealand 3 ODIs

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BCCI Replacement named as India batter ruled out of New Zealand 3 ODIs (3)

The BCCI has named Delhi Daredevils’ Sanju Samson as KL Rahul’s replacement for the three-ODI series against New Zealand. The 25-year-old had last played in a match for India in 2017.

The BCCI press release stated that Rahul had reported discomfort in his right hamstring during training and was subsequently ruled out of the series. He will be replaced by Delhi Daredevils’ Sanju Samson.

KL Rahul has been ruled out of the three-ODI series against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury.

KL Rahul has been ruled out of the three-ODI series against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury. The opener was expected to be part of the playing XI for India’s opening game but was later replaced by Sanju Samson.

Rahul was ruled out of the series after he reported discomfort in his right hamstring during training on Saturday, according to a BCCI press release.

The 25-year-old has been a regular member of India’s limited overs side since making his debut in 2016, scoring 1,522 runs from 33 ODIs at an average of 47 and strike rate 100 with two centuries and 11 fifties under his belt so far.*

The BCCI has named Sanju Samson, who last played in a match for India in 2017, as Rahul’s replacement.

The BCCI has named Sanju Samson, who last played in a match for India in 2017, as Rahul’s replacement.

Sanju Samson is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He has played 43 ODIs, scoring 1,039 runs at an average of 27.22 with three half-centuries and one hundred to his name.

The BCCI press release stated that Rahul had reported discomfort in his right hamstring during training and was subsequently ruled out of the series.

The BCCI press release stated that Rahul had reported discomfort in his right hamstring during training and was subsequently ruled out of the series.

The 26-year-old is expected to recover in time for India’s next ODI assignment, against Australia starting October 22 at home. In his absence, Sanju Samson has been named as Rahul’s replacement.

He will be replaced by Delhi Daredevils’ Sanju Samson.

Sanju Samson is a right-handed batsman, who has played for India in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. He will be replacing Rohit Sharma in the squad for New Zealand’s tour of India which consists of five Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is starting from January 25 to February 16 next year.

Sanju has played 18 first class matches scoring 1,000 runs at an average of 38 with two hundreds and five half centuries. In List A cricket, he has scored 557 runs at an average of 31 with one hundred and four fifties while he has taken 12 wickets with best figures being 4/54 in 10 overs against Assam during 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season

KL Rahul is likely to be fit for the five-match ODI series against Australia starting October 22.

KL Rahul is likely to be fit for the five-match ODI series against Australia starting October 22. The right-handed batsman, who was ruled out of India’s three-ODI series against New Zealand with an ankle injury, is expected to recover in time for the Australia series.

The news comes as a relief for India after they crashed out of the Asia Cup tournament on Wednesday following a humiliating 7-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh in their final group stage match at Mirpur Stadium.

Rahul played down his injury during an interaction with reporters after India’s loss but it seems he has been advised rest by physio Patrick Farhart who confirmed that there was no ligament damage or fracture but just swelling around his ankle joint

Conclusion

Rahul is likely to be fit for the five-match ODI series against Australia starting October 22.

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