Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper batsmen will find himself sitting on the sidelines for the next 4 to 6 weeks after he fractured his finger in the 3rd ODI against rivals India. Apart from missing the final 2 matches in the ODI series against India he may also miss the start of the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League which starts August 11.
Sangakkara had fractured his finger when Ashok Dinda bowled a very quick bouncer which hit Sangakkara quite cleanly on the finger causing it to fracture. He had scored 25 runs before the ball and went on to score another 49 runs which was very brave as he and Mahela Jaywardene rescued Sri Lanka early on after being 3 for 20.
After getting out to Ashok Dinda later on in the match, Sangakkara was rushed to hospital for a scan and scans proved that he had fractured his finger. Sangakkara is the captain of the Kandurata Warriors in the Inaugural season of the SLPL and they play their first fixture on August 11 and will be hoping Sangakkara will have a speedy recovery.