Vinay was ruled out of the tour with a hamstring injury and is expected to stay on sidelines for upto three weeks.
“Vinay Kumar suffered a Grade I right hamstring injury while training. He will hence not be available for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Friday.
“The selection committee has named Irfan Pathan as his replacement in the Indian squad.”
Irfan, who has claimed 165 wickets in 115 one-dayers since making his debut in January 2004, was shunned from the original squad.
“Obviously, when I was overlooked initially, I was thinking about what are the areas I needed to work upon and was focusing on my training at the National Cricket Academy,” Irfan told PTI.
“I am pretty satisfied with the hours that I have put in at the nets and in the indoor sessions there. After this call-up, the focus will shift to the Lankan series.”
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