India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of remainder of ODI series due to fractured thumb

Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of the remaining two ODIs due to fractured right thumb after being hit by Hardik Pandya in the 3rd ODI

AFP, Aug, 28 2017

Pallekele: Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the remaining two one-dayers against India after fracturing his thumb while batting at Pallekele, his country's cricket board said Monday.

Dinesh Chandimal grimaces in pain after he was hit by a delivery by Hardik Pandya

Dinesh Chandimal grimaces in pain after he was hit by a delivery by Hardik Pandya. AP

Chandimal, who was playing his first match of the series Sunday, sustained the injury while negotiating a bouncer from fast bowler Hardik Pandya.

India won the day-night game, the third of five matches in the series, by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

"Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal will be out of action for the rest of series after sustaining a hairline fracture to his right thumb," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The batsman would consult a specialist in Colombo to help the board get an idea of the timeline of his recovery, SLC added.

The fourth one-dayer will be played in Colombo on Thursday with the fifth and final match slated for Sunday at the same venue.

The only Twenty20 between the sides is on 6 September.

Published Date: Aug 28, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 28, 2017




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