Indian opening batsman Murali Vijay has been ruled out of the Indian squad for the Sri Lanka series which begins on July 26.
Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been roped in the replacement in the squad.
"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 BCCI informed in a media release.
Murali Vijay suffered a wrist injury during the Australia series and hence did not take part in the Indian Premier League which followed the series.
He complained of pain during a preparatory camp and thus the BCCI asked him to carry on his rehabilitation programme.
India Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.
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