Prithvi Shaw to replace Dhawan in NZ ODI series, Sanju Samson gets T20 call

Dhawan was ruled out following a shoulder injury during the final ODI against Australia on January 19

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The BCCI said Dhawan will start his active rehab management in the first week of February | File Photo

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday (January 21) named Prithvi Shaw as the replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan, as it announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named Dhawan’s replacement for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Sanju Samson as Dhawan’s replacement in the T20I series and Prithvi Shaw for the ODI series,” the BCCI said in a release on Tuesday.

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Dhawan was initially named for the tour but was ruled out following a shoulder injury during the final ODI against Australia on January 19.

“An MRI of his shoulder was conducted, and the results have confirmed a grade II injury of his acromio-clavicular joint. His hand will be in a sling and he has been advised rest for some time. He will start his active rehab management in the first week of February at the National Cricket Academy,” the BCCI said.

India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur

India’s ODI squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav

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