Dhawan to re­place in­jured Vi­jay

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

He was sub­se­quently ruled out of the IPL and flew to the UK for surgery. Vi­jay had also picked up an in­jury on the left shoul­der dur­ing the fi­nal Test against Eng­land in Chen­nai, mak­ing him sit on the side­lines for a month.

Dhawan was orig­i­nally left out of the squad for Sri Lanka de­spite his im­pres­sive form in the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy last month, mak­ing way for back-up opener Ab­hi­nav Mukund.

The two left-han­ders and Lokesh Rahul, also re­turn­ing from a shoul­der in­jury, will be In­dia's open­ing op­tions for the three Tests be­gin­ning on July 26 in Galle.

Shikhar Dhawan

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