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Jitesh Sharma To Replace Sanju Samson In T20I Series Against Sri Lanka

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Mumbai (Maharashtra): The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday named Jitesh Sharma as replacement for injured Sanju Samson for the remainder of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during Tuesday’s first 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,” BCCI said in the statement.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Jitesh Sharma as a replacement for Sanju Samson,” it further read.

India will play the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on January 5. India has a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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