Allrounder breaks a bone in right hand December 28, 2005

Adams withdraws from Sri Lanka series

Cricinfo staff



Injury has ruled Andre Adams out of yet another series © Getty Images

Andre Adams, the New Zealand allrounder, has broken a bone in his right hand and will miss the series against Sri Lanka beginning on December 31. James Franklin has been called up as a replacement.

Adams sustained the injury while practicing with the team at Queenstown, as reported by BBC Sport. He had just recovered from a broken finger in his left hand that sidelined him from the recently concluded Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia that New Zealand lost 1-2.

Adams has played 39 one-day internationals, with a batting average of 19.47. He has also taken 52 wickets at an average of 28.73.

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