Murali Vijay is the replacement for Gautam Gambhir, who will be missing the fourth and final Test against Australia subsequently after his appeal against his one-Test ban was dismissed by Justice Albie Sachs – ICC Code of Conduct Commissioner.
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The right-handed batsman had a great beginning to his domestic career in 2006-07 when he finished as the third-highest run-getter with 628 runs in seven games at an average of 50-plus. On his debut he made a half-century before following it up with 179 against Andhra Pradesh in his home ground and rounded off the season with 277 runs in the Ranji One-dayers, finishing second in the run scorers list in Challenger Trophy.
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The 24-year-old, was flying under the selectors radar since having first-class average of near 50, and singled out of the some of the ex-openers - Wasim Jaffer, Aakash Chopra and Dinesh Karthik. As, Vijay played 19 games and scored 1505 runs at an average of 47.03. He was also India A's top scorer in two-Test series against New Zealand A last month.