Rahul Tripathi makes his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka on his home ground at the Gahunje Stadium in Pune. The 31-year-old is the 102nd player to feature in the shortest format for India.
Having been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the mini-auction in the Indian Premier League, Tripathi came in for Sanju Samson, who injured his knee during the first match of the series in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The right-handed batter has played 125 T20 games and scored 2801 runs at an average of 26.93, striking at 134.14.
Congratulations to Rahul Tripathi who is all set to make his T20I debut for #TeamIndia 🇮🇳👏#INDvSL @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/VX1y83nOsD
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