Ten months after playing his last Test for India, Shikhar Dhawan has made a comeback into the Indian squad, replacing an injured Murali Vijay for the tour of Sri Lanka.
BCCI StatementVijay, 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.
India play the first of the three Test matches against Sri Lanka on 26 July.
India’s Squad for Sri Lanka Tests
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.