Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara ruled out for four to six weeks after having hairline fracture on his right hand’s little finger in the third ODI against India. He will play no further part in the ongoing ODI series and faces a race against time to prove himself fit for the ICC World Twenty in September.
Sangakkara suffered the injury during the 3rd ODI against India when he was hit by a Ashok Dinda delivery in the 14th over. It was the final ball of the over which Dinda bowled at his ribs. The former Lankan skipper took his eyes off the ball and tried to fend it away but was hit on his gloves.
The injury is a massive blow for Sri Lanka, especially with the World Twenty20 due to start on September 18 – when the hosts face Zimbabwe at Hambantota.