Murali Vijay played two matches earlier in the Vijay Hazare Trophy scoring 11 and 51 against Gujarat and Goa respectively. His place for the remainder of the tournament has been given to batsman Pradosh Ranjan.
Captain Vijay Shankar said the presence of Murali Vijay and R Ashwin would be a motivating factor for the rest of the squad.
India are set to take on South Africa in an away fixture scheduled to begin from January 5 in Cape Town.
Virat Kohli scored his 20th international Test century on the first day of third Test against Sri Lanka. In doing so, the captain broke multiple records.
India reached 371 for four at the close on the opening day of the third Test against Sri Lanka as Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay stitched a partnership of 283 runs.
Murali Vijay hits his second consecutive hundred, 11th in Tests, against Sri Lanka.
Murali Vijay said that he is good friends with KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan off the field which helps them during selection process.
Making a first appearance for India in eight months, Murali Vijay scored 128 runs off 221 balls to help this team to a 107-run lead
‘Test match specialists’ Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in the driver’s seat with their 10th century partnership.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay targeted Dilruwan Perera as the off-spinner gave away 117 runs in 21 overs in the day.