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Cricket India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today?

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Sanju Samson Cricket India vs West Indies 1st T20I: In an important news development, India have not included Sanju Samson in the playing 11 for the first T20I encounter against West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. India is coming off a sensational performance in the 50-overs format of the game against West Indies where they defeated the home side by 3-0 margin. The Men in Blue will now be locking horns in a five-match T20I series against West Indies.

Cricket India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today?

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India captain Rohit Sharma revealed the big news that Sanju Samson is not playing this first T20I match against West Indies. Incidentally, Samson was added to the India T20I squad on the last minute after premier batsman KL Rahul was ruled out for the entire five-match T20I series in the Caribbean as he was advised rest by the medical team following testing positive for Covid-19. However, Samson has looked in a fine form with the bat having scored his maiden ODI fifty against West Indies and also smashing a T20I half-century in Ireland.

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IND vs WI: Confirmed India Playing 11

India have included the trio of Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik as the specialist batsmen in the playing XI for this first T20I game against West Indies.

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Rishabh Pant (wk)
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Dinesh Karthik
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Ravi Bishnoi
11. Arshdeep Singh

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West Indies vs India Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
22 July, 2022 1st ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 3 runs
24 July, 2022 2nd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 2 wickets
27 July, 2022 3rd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 119 runs
29 July, 2022 1st T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad TBA
1 August, 2022 2nd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts TBA
2 August, 2022 3rd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts TBA
6 August, 2022 4th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA
7 August, 2022 5th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA

 

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A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.