Jayawardene Ruled Out With Hand Injury

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene will miss the limited overs matches with a hand injury
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Mahela Jayawardene will miss the rest of Sri Lanka's tour of Bangladesh after suffering a hand injury during training.

He split the webbing on his hand and will return home, missing the two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals.

Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 203 in the opening Test which Sri Lanka won by an innings and 248 runs.

He then scored 72 and 11 in the second Test, which was drawn.

In what will not go down as a day to remember for Sri Lanka's most prolific Test batsman, he also went unsold on the first day of the Indian Premier League auction in Bangalore.

He has previously played for Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Delhi Daredevils.

In 143 Tests, he has scored 11,319 runs with 33 centuries at an average of 50.31.

In limited overs cricket, he is no less a vital part of Sri Lanka's team.

In 407 ODIs he has scored 11,401 runs at 33.34 and in 49 Twenty20 Internationals, he has scored 1,335 runs with one century at an average of 31.79.

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