Shikhar Dhawan will come in for Murali Vijay, who is suffering from a wrist injury, in the India squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka starting on July 26.
- Shikhar Dhawan last played a Test format for India back in October 2016.
Shikhar Dhawan has been selecte in Team India’s squad for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka starting July 26 in place of Murali Vijay. The Tamil Nadu right hander has not played any competitive cricket since suffering a wrist injury after the Australia series, which Virat Kohli’s men won 2-1.
“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 Indian cricket board (BCCI) said in a statement on Monday.
“The BCCI medical team has therefore advised that Vijay should continue his rehabilitation program.”
Following the conclusion of the series, M.Vijay said that he was playing with a fractured wrist that required surgery. “I couldn’t play certain shots and when I went out to bat, I had to grind it out. It was difficult to even defend off the front foot because it was my bottom hand that was injured,” Vijay said. The injury forced him to miss the IPL 2017 and the Champions Trophy.