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Injured Jayawardene out of Bangladesh tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 12, 2014

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Mahela Jayawardene has been ruled out of the limited-overs leg of the Bangladesh tour after suffering a hand injury. Jayawardene had split the webbing between the fourth and little fingers on his left hand during a practice session on the eve of the first Twenty20 in Chittagong and was later taken to the Metropolitan Hospital for stitches.

While the team management did not comment on Jayawardene's status soon after the injury, an SLC release on Wednesday stated that the batsman would return home, missing the two T20Is and three ODIs.

Jayawardene had suffered a similar injury while fielding in the first innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan last month. After receiving stitches on the wound, he scored 129 the next day.

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Posted by   on (February 13, 2014, 6:41 GMT)

bring Chathuranga de silva to replace MJ he is very good all round cricketer or inform Maharoof both are doing well in domestic competition

Posted by InternationalCricketFollower on (February 13, 2014, 5:49 GMT)

Send in Kaushal Silva! I have no idea why he is not in the ODIs. That guy is solid! I have always felt Lanka being unstable as a batting unit. This guy will stabilize it. Great prospect for the WC next year!!

Posted by trienta on (February 12, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

How about sending inform Bhanuka Rajapaksa for a change. if he performs really good there then with Kusal Perera we will be having 2 explosive batsmen ready for the Asia cup & WC.

Posted by Thushaa on (February 12, 2014, 14:29 GMT)

Mahela is not a Real t-20 or a Aggressive batsmen. In-fact it will be hard to any SL batsmen to come to the IPL as a real strong hitter. More all-rounders will have a better chance and i do not think Dilshan / Kumar even would have got a real chance to compete this year Nor the next coming years, with their Stamina levels.

Posted by Tal_Botvinnik on (February 12, 2014, 14:26 GMT)

Brace yourselfs for BD fans cimplaning about the no ball, LOL THey had more luck with all the top edge sixers and edges.

Posted by tharindu_td on (February 12, 2014, 10:44 GMT)

Good opportunity here for Bangladesh to win the game as the most experienced Sri Lankan T20 player is going home, MJ is a lot better than Sanga and Dili when it comes to T20.

Posted by   on (February 12, 2014, 10:38 GMT)

If Sanga got injured/rested than chance for SL youngsters to grab opportunity

Posted by Kavum on (February 12, 2014, 9:14 GMT)

Get well soon MJ. Although the reflexes and hand-eye coordination are not what they used to be - evidenced recently by two horrendous drops in the slips - you still add some value to team SL. Hope you keep fit and ready for the WC in 2015. After which, a graceful retirement beckons. Remember Aravinda, the most naturally gifted SL batter to ever grace the cricket field in the modern era, retired at 37. That's a good year to go.

Posted by Udendra on (February 12, 2014, 9:07 GMT)

Ashan Priyanjan is the ideal player to replace him.

Posted by ajithabey on (February 12, 2014, 8:20 GMT)

A blessing in disguise. take a break Mahela and come back strong for the Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments. Bench strength is strong enough to find a replacement.

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