Mahela Jayawardene out of Bangladesh series

Mahela Jayawardene injured his finger and will be ruled out of the homes series against Bangladesh starting in the first week of March.

Jayawardene dislocated the middle finger of his left hand while attempting a catch on Sunday in a domestic first class game for SSC against NCC at his home ground. Scans had later shown a fracture.

His scan reports have already been dispatched to Australia for further investigations but experts said that the forecast is not very good for the veteran batsman to play the Bangladesh series.

Usually a fracture like the one Jayawardene sustained needs 2-4 weeks to heal, but due to the severity of Jayawardene’s injury the doctors have estimated it to require 4-6 weeks to heal completely.