Kumar Sangakkara who was injured while batting during the Sri Lankan Innings at the 3rd ODI in the series against India will be out of cricket for nearly 6 weeks confirmed sources reveal. Sangakkara picked up a fracture in his right hand finger in the 15th over of the Innings when the last ball off Indian fast bowler Ashok Dinda struck him on the hand which also tore off the protective garment that Sangakkara was wearing. He was given first aid treatment on the field by the physio which he called for immediately after the delivery. Sangakkara went on to play 23 more overs after the injury and made 73 runs to consolidate the Sri Lankan Innings alongside skipper Mahela Jayawardena and vice captain Angelo Mathews later on.
Sangakkara who is also the primary ODI wicket keeper for Sri Lanka did not come join the team for the Indian innings while Dinesh Chandimal took the position behind the wickets. It was reported that Sangakkara was taken to the hospital immediately after his dismissal in the 38th over for further medical examinations and was then informed that he had a fracture in his finger. Sangakkara has since been ruled out of any form of cricket for 4-6 weeks giving him ample time to recover before he returns to the World Twenty20 in mid September this year. In addition, Sangakkara has also been ruled out of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League tournament in which he was set to lead the Kandurata Warriors team.
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