IND vs SL: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Match? Check India Playing 11

Updated on: Jan 5, 2023 6:44 pm IST

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    Sanju Samson India vs Sri Lanka: In an important news development, India have suffered a huge blow that their swashbuckling batsman Sanju Samson has been officially ruled out from the IND vs SL 2023 three-match T20I series due to a knee injury. India picked up an incredible 2-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first T20I game to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

    IND vs SL: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Match? 

    India’s Sanju Samson hurt his knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the opening T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After further scans, the specialists have advised the Indian cricketer rest and rehabilitation. Therefore, Samson will now miss the remainder of the two T20I matches against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, India have included debutant Rahul Tripathi in the playing XI for the second T20I against the Lankan side and the Maharashtra local boy has a massive opportunity to showcase his talent and skills at the biggest stage of all.

    “Team India wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remainder of the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the 1st T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 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,” said BCCI in its official press release.

    “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Jitesh Sharma as replacement for Sanju Samson,” the release added.

    India Playing 11

    1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Suryakumar Yadav
    4. Rahul Tripathi
    5. Hardik Pandya (C)
    6. Deepak Hooda
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Shivam Mavi
    9. Arshdeep Singh
    10. Umran Malik
    11. Yuzvendra Chahal

    India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    3 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Mumbai India won by 2 runs
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune  
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot  
    10 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Guwahati  
    12 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Kolkata  
    15 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Thiruvananthapuram

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