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Murali Vijay out of first India Test in Sri Lanka with hamstring injury

A hamstring injury has ruled Murali Vijay out of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle.

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Murali Vijay has been ruled out of India's opening Test match against Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury.

The opening batsman picked up the issue during the recent Twenty20 and one-day international series' in Zimbabwe.

Vijay played no part for India in a warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI last week, and India have decided not to risk him in the first of the three-Test series that starts in Galle on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old has played 32 Tests for India, averaging 41.75 with the bat.

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