Mumbai: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against West Indies, the BCCI announced on Wednesday (November 27). Sanju Samson was named as his replacement.

“Dhawan suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him on Tuesday to review the healing of his wound. The BCCI Medical Team has suggested that Dhawan needs some more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely,” a media advisory from BCCI said.

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“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Sanju Samson as Dhawan’s replacement for the T20I series,” it added.

India will host West Indies for three T20Is and same number of ODIs. The T20Is start on December 6 in Hyderabad.

Last week, Shikhar had tweeted that he will be back to action in five days after sustaining an injury. "We Fall, We Break, but then.... We Rise. We heal and we overcome, and the only thing you have control over is how you respond to any situation. Here's to being positive and happy in every situation that life throws at you. Will be back in action in 4-5 days," he had tweeted on November 21.

Also, the BCCI said Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha had undergone surgery after sustaining an injury during the historic pink ball Test against Bangladesh Kolkata recently.

“Team India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha sustained a fracture on his right ring finger during the recently concluded Pink ball Test in Kolkata against Bangladesh. The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergoes a surgical fixation of the fracture. Subsequently, he underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru,” the BCCI said.

India’s squad for 3 T20Is against West Indies

Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson.