India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match T20 series against West Indies, starting December 6. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named the replacement for Dhawan. Sanju Samson also earned a T20I call-up for the 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh but he did not make it to the playing XI even as India clinched the series 2-1.
Samson’s selection in the squad for the three T20I puts already beleagured Pant in even more dicey position. Many believe that a lot time has been invested in Pant and Now Sanju needs a chance.
Shikhar Dhawan is recovering from a left knee injury that he suffered during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 game for Delhi earlier this month.