Dhrushant Soni replaces Saurabh Dubey in India U-23 squad for Bangladesh series

A medical illness has ruled out Dhrushant Soni from the India U-23 squad that will play Bangladesh in a five-match one day series.

Soni was originally named in the 15-man squad for the series that got underway from Thursday in Lucknow.

BCCI’s All-India Junior Selection Committee has announced Saurabh Dubey, a left-arm pacer and right-hand batsman, as his replacement.

“Soni who was originally named in the squad has been ruled out of the tournament due to a medical illness. Left-arm medium pacer & right-hand batsman Saurabh Dubey from Vidarbha will replace Soni in the squad,” BCCI said in a release on Thursday.

The series opening fixture, however, has been delayed by rain. All five matches will be played in Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.

Updated Indian U-23 squad

Priyam Garg (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Madhav Kaushik, B R Sharath (wicket-keeper), Samarth Vyas, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Ritwik Roy Choudhary, Kumar Suraj, Atit Seth, Shubhang Hegde, Hrithik Shokeen, Saurabh Dubey, Arshdeep Singh, Ananta Saha, Harpreet Brar

Fixtures (All in Lucknow)

19 September 2019: 1st One Day

21 September 2019: 2nd One Day

23 September 2019: 3rd One Day

25 September 2019: 4th One Day

27 September 2019: 5th One Day