Sanju Samson recalled to T20 squad

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Author 2019-10-25 14:07:00

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The prolific Sanju Samson and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returned to the Indian squad for the T20 Internationals against Bangladesh.

India captain Virat Kohli will not play as he wanted to rest from the upcoming three-match T20 series against Bangladesh.

Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube will make his debut in the team.

The 24-year-old Sanju from Kerala has played his only T20I, against Zimbabwe in 2015. A regular in the India A set up, Sanju has been rewarded for a good Vijay Hazare Trophy season, having amassed 410 runs in eight innings, including a double-century.

As all-rounder Hardik Pandya underwent a surgery in the U.K for a back injury, the 26-year-old rookie Dube was included. Dube pipped Vijay Shankar as the second choice all-rounder, primarily based on his big-hitting prowess.

Rohit Sharma will lead the squad in Kohli's absence.

India's squad for T20I series against Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur

Squad for Test series against Bangladesh: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Saha (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant.

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