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Sri Lanka's injured Mendis to miss Bangla tests

Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis will miss a two-test series in Bangladesh starting later this month because of an ankle injury, the cricket board said.

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2008 12:34 IST

Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis will miss a two-test series in Bangladesh starting later this month because of an ankle injury, the cricket board said.

Mendis, 23, was injured while playing in a domestic game and is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The unorthodox finger spinner was declared Man-of-the-Series in his debut test series against India in July-August, taking 26 wickets at 18.38 runs apiece in three games.

Sri Lanka have called-up left-arm spinner Rangana Herath as the replacement for the series starting on December 26.