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Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Vijay in India Test squad

Shikhar Dhawan gets another chance to redeem himself at Test level
Shikhar Dhawan gets another chance to redeem himself at Test level

Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been drafted into India Test squad for the upcoming series in Sri Lanka after Murali Vijay failed to make sufficient progress from his wrist injury.

Vijay, who was part of the squad that defeated Australia at home, suffered the injury during the course of the series following which he underwent a surgery that kept him out of the Indian Premier League 10 season.

The news was confirmed by a statement released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"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," read the statement that was released on Monday.

"The BCCI medical team has therefore advised that Vijay should continue his rehabilitation program."

Meanwhile, Dhawan last played in the format during the home series against New Zealand in September last year and was sidelined after a poor run of form.

India squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka:

Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund

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