Dhawan in for injured Vijay for Sri Lanka Tests

Opening batsman Murali Vijay has been ruled out of India’s Test series against Sri Lanka, he will be replaced by the in-form left-hander Shikhar Dhawan.

Vijay has suffered a recurrance of a wrist injury that plagued him during the home season.

The opener sat out only one Test against Australia having played through the pain but scans taken ahead of the IPL revealed he had suffered a fractured wrist.

Vijay played in a warm up match ahead of India’s brief tour to Sri Lanka but complained of pain in his wrist and as a precautionary measure he will sit out the series.