Mahela Jayawardene out of Bangladesh series

Feb 20, 2013, 08:31 IST | AFP

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was yesterday ruled out of the forthcoming home series against Bangladesh because of a finger injury, the cricket board said

Jayawardene, 35, who is Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter in Tests, dislocated a finger in his left hand while fielding during a domestic first-class match in Colombo on Sunday.


Scans of the injury have been sent to Australia for further analysis, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement, adding that the batsman could be out of action for four to six weeks.

Bangladesh are due to play two Tests, three one-dayers and one Twenty20 international during their month-long tour of Sri Lanka in March.

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