Sri Lanka vs India: Shikhar Dhawan replaces Murali Vijay in Virat Kohli-led Test side

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 17, 2017, 4:05 pm IST
Updated Jul 17, 2017, 4:26 pm IST
The Tamil Nadu opener complained of pain in his right wrist, while playing a preparatory match.
Shikhar Dhawan, who was India’s standout player in the ICC Champions Trophy in England, is recalled to the Indian Test squad. (Photo: PTI)
 Shikhar Dhawan, who was India’s standout player in the ICC Champions Trophy in England, is recalled to the Indian Test squad. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Shikhar Dhawan has made a comeback to the Indian squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka as Murali Vijay, on Monday, was ruled out of the three-match series.

The Tamil Nadu opener, who sustained a wrist injury during the four Test series against Steve Smith-led Australia, complained of wrist pain during India’s preparatory match.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday named Shikhar Dhawan as the replacement for injured Murali Vijay in the Test team, which is scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series,” BCCI said in a media release.

“Vijay, who had suffered a wrist injury during Australia’s tour of India, has complained of pain in his right wrist, while playing a preparatory match. The BCCI medical team has therefore advised that Vijay should continue his rehabilitation program,” added the Indian cricket board.

The first Test between Sri Lanka and Virat Kohli-led Indian side will commence on July 26 in Galle.

Squad:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wicketkeeper), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.





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