Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of remainder of India series with injury

Dinesh Chandimal sustained a thumb fracture when he was caught on the hand by a Hardik Pandya bouncer in Sunday’s 3rd ODI clash against India

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Aug 28, 2017 09:14 IST
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Dinesh Chandimal,India vs Sri Lanka,Pallekele
Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal won’t be available for the remaining two ODIs and one-off T20I against India.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the remaining two matches in the one-day international series against India after fracturing his thumb in game three. (IND vs SL 3rd ODI highlights)

Chandimal sustained the injury when he was caught on the hand by a Hardik Pandya bouncer in Sunday’s match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, which India won by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

“SLC confirms that test captain Dinesh Chandimal will be out of action for the rest of the series after sustaining a hairline fracture to his right thumb,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

“We will have a better idea of timeline of his recovery after consulting a specialist in Colombo tomorrow.”

The teams move to Colombo for the fourth one-dayer on Thursday with the fifth to follow in the capital on Sunday. They will also face off in a Twenty20 international on Sept 6.

First Published: Aug 28, 2017 09:09 IST