Murali Vijay has been ruled out of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, as informed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He will be replaced by India's ODI and T20I opener Shikhar Dhawan, who missed out when the squad was announced a few days ago.
Vijay, who was had been healing his wrist after he hurt it during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy early this year doesn't seem to be fully fit for the next challenge for the Indian team. However, the real reason for his ouster from the team is yet not revealed.
His injury has come as a blessing in disguise for Shikhar Dhawan, who after failing to perform for India at the top of the order and had to make way for KL Rahul. Dhawan has been given a life again in Tests on the back of his superb performances in the shorter versions of the game. He was phenomenal in the Champions Trophy and scored many runs on the tour of Caribbean as well.