Sanju Samson Released From Asia Cup 2023 Squad; KL Rahul Joins Indian Team |

KL Rahul’s Return Leads to Sanju Samson’s Release

Sanju Samson, who was initially included as a backup to KL Rahul in India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad, has now been released from the squad. The decision came after KL Rahul joined the Indian team in Sri Lanka. It is reported that Sanju Samson has left Sri Lanka, and KL Rahul is expected to replace Ishan Kishan in the XI for the upcoming match against Pakistan on September 10.

KL Rahul’s Recovery and Importance in the Indian Team

KL Rahul was initially selected to be a part of the 17-member squad for the Asia Cup, with Sanju Samson as the 18th member as a backup. However, Rahul faced a niggle but has now fully recovered and joined the Indian squad in Colombo. Despite suffering an injury during the IPL 2023 and undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process, Rahul is considered an important batter for India at number 5. His performance against the quality Pakistan bowlers in the India-Pakistan Super Fours game will be crucial.

Sanju Samson’s Exclusion from World Cup and Asian Games

Sanju Samson is not part of India’s World Cup team and is also excluded from the Asian Games squad. However, there is a possibility that he may be included in the Asian Games side, with Ruturaj Gaikwad as the captain.

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The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team aims to win the Asia Cup 2023 title, especially with the World Cup being hosted in India very soon. In related news, Jasprit Bumrah, India’s star pacer, took a break from the tournament after the game against Pakistan in the group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. He will replace Mohammed Shami in the upcoming Super Fours game against the arch-rivals.