Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara has been ruled out of the rest of the One-Day International series against India with a fracture in the little finger of his right hand.
Sangakkara sustained the injury during his knock of 73 in the third ODI at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday when he was struck on his finger by Ashok Dinda after missing a pull, and will miss cricket for at least four weeks, a Sri Lanka Cricket spokesperson said. Sangakkara will be unavailable for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League, starting on August 11, and is in some doubt for the World Twenty20, beginning in Sri Lanka on September 18.
Sangakkara batted on despite the injury after receiving on-field treatment, and went for an x-ray shortly after being dismissed, which revealed a fracture. The injury occurred in the 15th over of the Sri Lankan innings, with Sangakkara on 24.