Shikhar Dhawan replaces Murali Vijay for Sri Lanka tour

Shikhar Dhawan replaces Murali Vijay from Sri Lanka tour

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday named Shikhar Dhawan as the replacement for injured Murali Vijay in the Test team for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour of India for 3 test matches.

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Murali Vijay, Indian opener in Test matches suffered from a wrist injury after Australia tour and hence didn’t take part in the IPL. Later, before the tour, Murali Vijay looked uncomfortable during the practice and complained about existing pain in his wrist. He was therefore advised to increase his rehabilitation period.

The left-handed opener batsman of limited overs, Shikhar Dhawan looks like a valid option for his replacement and he looks in a great form with his previous performances. He emerged as the top scorer in recently concluded Champions Trophy and he also performed well in the tour of West Indies.

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The Indian team will tour West Indies under the coachmanship of newly elected coach Ravi Shastri.



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