India batsman Dhawan out of Sri Lanka Tests

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India have been dealt a blow with confirmation that Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remainder of their three-Test series with Sri Lanka due to a hand injury.

The batsman scored a first-innings century in last week's first Test in Galle, prior to Sri Lanka fighting back impressively to secure a shock victory.

Yet a tweet from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday revealed Dhawan will be unavailable for the second and third Tests.

It read: "NEWS ALERT: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the remainder of Sri Lanka tour with a hand injury. #SLvsIND"

Dhawan subsequently tweeted: "Sad to leave my team-mates in the middle of the series, but still did my best even with a broken hand. Will bounce back stronger!

The news brings further disappointment for India, who were bowled out for a dismal 112 in their second innings at Galle to lose by 63 runs.

All-rounder Stuart Binny was added to India's squad on Sunday, but it remains to seen if another specialist batsman will now be called up.


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