Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kumar Sangakkara cannot play the remaining matches of Australia tour

The injury of Kumar Sangakkara has come as a big blow for the Sri Lankan cricket team. Because of his injury, he cannot play the rest of the matches in Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia. He had fractured his left hand after a ball from Mitchell Johnson hit his left hand in the second Test match.
He had to go under scan which had revealed a fracture on his left hand. He will have to go under surgery that will require around six to eight weeks to get recovery.
It has prolonged Sri Lanka’s injury list. Other three players who had sustained injury in the first two Test matches are Wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene, Chanaka Welegedara and Nuwan Kulasekara.
After being struck by a Johnson delivery, Prasanna Jayawardene sustained a hairline thumb fracture. Chanaka Welegedara is suffering from hamstring injury while Nuwan Kulasekara hurt his ribs and they are unlikely to be fit.
This injury list will put the team management under immense pressure. They will have to face a lot of problems to select the squad for the rest of the matches.
Sri Lankan cricket team will have to find someone who can successfully replace Kumar Sangakkara.
It is the time to see if young players can successfully replace the injured players.