Dhawan replaces injured Vijay for Tests in SL
In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan will replace injured Murali Vijay for the three-Test series in the upcoming India tour of Sri Lanka, a BCCI release confirmed on Monday.
Vijay hasn't fully recovered from the wrist injury he picked during the Test series against Australia, and has been advised to continue his rehabilitation programme. "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,"
the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said.
"Vijay, who 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 programme," it added. Dhawan, who hasn't featured in the longest version of the game since the home
Test series against New
Zealand last September, has been in good nick in the shorter format of the game, particularly in the ICC Champions
Trophy in England, where he emerged the highest scorer with 338 runs.
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