Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Sangakkara out for four-six weeks

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 28, 2012

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Kumar Sangakkara gets his finger examined by the physiotherapist after being struck by an Ashok Dinda delivery, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 28, 2012
Kumar Sangakkara was hit by a sharp bouncer from Ashok Dinda © AFP
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Kumar Sangakkara has been ruled out of cricket for four to six weeks after fracturing his finger during the third ODI against India in Colombo. The injury has put doubts on Sangakkara's participation in the inaugural season of the Sri Lanka Premier League that starts on August 11, apart from missing the remaining two ODIs against India.

Sangakkara had scored 23 runs when he was hit by a quick Ashok Dinda bouncer in the fifteenth over of Sri Lanka's innings. He went on to score another 50 runs and pulled Sri Lanka from a precarious 20 for 3 to safety after a 121-run stand with captain Mahela Jayawardene. After eventually getting out to Dinda, Sangakkara was sent for a scan that confirmed the fracture.

The news will come as a blow to Sangakkara's SLPL franchise Kandurata Warriors, for whom he has been appointed the captain. Kandurata are scheduled to play their first match on August 11.

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Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (July 31, 2012, 4:19 GMT)

Kapu should bat at No 3. We need FLAT PITCH KINGS like Kapu coming at No 3 and hammer around the ground. All Indian batters are FLAT PITCH KINGS. We also need few KINGS rather than test batsmen. Hope SL can win next 2 games to win the FLAT PITCH KING TROPHY !!!!!

Posted by   on (July 30, 2012, 8:10 GMT)

from a sri lankan fan's point of view i would like to request from both country fans not to attack at each other. i don't see a point behind we attacking each other about the best team among us! definitely TEAM India is a good team and it has been playing good cricket- we sri lankans ( majority of us ) are aware of this and also the srilankan team is also a fairly better side otherwise we cant finish as wc finalists in two consecutive years. this forum will be interesting if we keep away from critisising the opponents unreasonably. - A SL FAN wishing success for both countries>>> LET US STOP THIS FLAT TRACK BULLIES NONSENSE AND START ENJOYING THE NAIL BITING FINISHES PROVIDED BY BOTH TEAMS>>> CHEERS

Posted by thilanka5x on (July 30, 2012, 5:27 GMT)

Hey do you know? who is the best average player in List A matches in sri lanka, he is tharanga paranavithana, but he is not play any ODI yet, and sri lanka has not any player over 40+ avg in List A (minimum 50 matches) so pls think about him also

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (July 30, 2012, 4:35 GMT)

SL may not cross 250 in the remaining matches....there is only one player to watch in SL side now and that is Jayawardhane...BTW, great win by team India yesterday. A new record of chasing in SL...wow!

Posted by Udendra on (July 30, 2012, 4:02 GMT)

who cares SLPL? sanga, get well for World T20. that is what's important!

Posted by   on (July 29, 2012, 21:22 GMT)

stop talking abt bhanuka? we all know he's talented but where is runs? he got lots of lots of chances in A side and he ruined it all, talent alone wont earn u a place in the national team, u need the runs to go with it , i dont see bhanuka playing for sl in next 2 years, dimuth karunayake did well in SA,, we should give him a chance,,

Posted by   on (July 29, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

Bhanuka Should Given a Chance!! He Is a Great Young Talent For Us!!

Posted by   on (July 29, 2012, 13:22 GMT)

Sangakara will not play SLPL T20 2012 so who will be the captain of his team. I guess Misbah ul Haq will lead his team in SLPL T20 2012 next month.

Posted by Sinhaya on (July 29, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

@Jindal Priyank, it is a blessing in disguise that Sanga got injured. He will retire in 2 or 3 years and worth giving Dimuth Karunaratne a chance or even Lahiru Thirimanne an opportunity to bat at no. 3.

Posted by NUNA_1980 on (July 29, 2012, 11:27 GMT)

@ Mayan get off the T20 mind set, truth is you can't replace Snaga from any one else he is the best ever, simply imagine how well he handle the yesterday after 20/3. Sorry Sanga some stupid people don't know how valuable you are but you are true legend of Sri Lankan cricket, By the way GET WELL SOON sir!!!

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