IND vs SL: Sanju Samson ruled out of the remainder of T20I series

Team India wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a knee injury.

Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I 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,” read a BCCI statement.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Jitesh Sharma as a replacement for Sanju Samson.

India leads the three-match series 1-0 following their narrow two-run win in the opener.

India plays the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on 5th January 2023.

India’s updated 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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