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'Not sure whether Chahal will play next game'

ANI
05 Dec 2020, 00:19 GMT+10

Canberra [Australia], December 4 (ANI): Despite Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics in the first T20I, India batsman Sanju Samson isn't sure about the spinner's inclusion in the playing XI for the second match against Australia on Sunday.

Chahal turned the tide after he took the field in the second innings of the opening T20I as a concussion substitute for all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Chahal's three-wicket haul was instrumental in India clinching a win in the first T20I.

Samson said the team management will take the call over Chahal's inclusion after assessing Jadeja's situation.

"I'm not sure about that (Yuzvendra Chahal's inclusion in playing XI for the second T20I). First, we have to check how Jadeja bhai is feeling and then team management will take the call and we should wait till that," said Samson while replying to ANI's query.

Samson also explained the reason as to why a late call on Jadeja's concussion substitute was made.

"After the innings when Jadeja came back to the dressing room, he was asked by the physician how he was feeling and he said he was feeling dizzy so according to the concussion rule we had to have a substitute for that and now he is been taken care of," said SamsonWith the T20 World Cup just 11 months away, players are looking forward to cementing their place in the squad but Samson's main focus is to win as many matches for his side.

"In the recent past, I have played a lot more international matches and I have been here with the team so you know it very important to keep your mindset as simple as possible and not focus whether you will get a chance or not," said the wicket-keeper batsman.

"My focus is about winning matches and contributing as much as possible in every chance that I get," he addedIndia registered a comprehensive 11-run win over Australia in the first T20I and will now lock horns in the second game on Sunday with the aim to seal the series. (ANI)

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