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.