Rayudu out of Zimbabwe series with injury, Samson to replace him

  • Agencies, Mumabi
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2015 13:12 IST
India's Ambati Rayudu plays a shot while Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Richmond Mutumbami looks on during the first ODI between Zimbabwe and India in Harare on July 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

In-form Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu has been ruled out of the remainder of India's tour of Zimbabwe with a muscle injury, the BCCI said on Monday.

Rayudu, 29, scored an unbeaten 124 in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe and followed it up with a 41 in the second match, during which he sustained the injury.

"Rayudu pulled his right quadriceps muscles and will require 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation," the BCCI said in a statement.

Uncapped Sanju Samson, 20, will replace Rayudu for the third and final ODI and the two subsequent Twenty20 matches.

India are 2-0 ahead in the three-match series, with the final ODI on Tuesday.

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