Irfan Pathan in Sri Lanka series

New Delhi-Indian Team All-rounder Irfan Pathan has replaced injured fast bowler Vinay Kumar in India's squads for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.

Vinay Kumar suffered a right hamstring injury while training Thursday. He will hence not be available for the 4th coming tour of Sri Lanka, confirmed a release from Board of Control for Cricket in India Friday. 

The All-India Senior Selection board has named Pathan as Vinay Kumar's replacement in the Indian squad.The BCCI statement added that Vinay Kumar is expected to regain match-fitness in 3 weeks.

Pathan was overlooked for the 5 One-Day Internationals and a T20 International in Sri Lanka when the team was picked last week. 

India plays their first ODI in Hambantota July 21.

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