Dhawan to replace injured Vijay
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.