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Sanju Samson gets another chance in the team
New Zealand vs India 2020

Sanju Samson gets another chance in the team

India’s senior opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s limited-overs leg of the New Zealand tour after sustaining a shoulder injury in the third ODI against Australia. "An MRI of his (Dhawan's) shoulder was conducted, and the results have confirmed a grade II injury of his acromio-clavicular joint" -BCCI.

The flamboyant southpaw has now been replaced with Sanju Samson in the T20I squad with the first game of the five-match series scheduled to take place on January 24. Samson’s call-up to the national side is yet another chance offered to the youngster to consolidate his spot in the team.

The 25-year-old has so far played only two T20Is, one of which was five years ago against Zimbabwe. The wicketkeeper-batsman could make just six runs in his last appearance where he got out right on the second delivery he faced. All eyes will now be pinned on the right-hander to raise his standards of performances in the contests against New Zealand.