July 29, 2012
Kumar Sangakkara has been ruled out of cricket for four to six weeks after fracturing his finger during the third ODI against India in Colombo. The injury has put doubts on Sangakkara’s participation in the inaugural season of the Sri Lanka Premier League that starts on August 11, apart from missing the remaining two ODIs against India.
Sangakkara had scored 24 runs when he was hit by a quick Ashok Dinda bouncer in the fifteenth over of Sri Lanka’s innings. He went on to score another 49 runs and pulled Sri Lanka from a precarious 20 for 3 to safety after a 121-run stand with captain Mahela Jayawardene. After eventually getting out to Dinda, Sangakkara was sent for a scan that confirmed the fracture.
The news will come as a blow to Sangakkara’s SLPL franchise Kandurata Warriors, for whom he has been appointed the captain. Kandurata are scheduled to play their first match on August 11. (Cricinfo)