Kumar Sangakkara Doubtful for India Tour

Updated: 22 October 2014 14:25 IST

Kumar Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.

File Photo of Kumar Sangakkara

Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury.

Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.

All-rounder Thisara Perera has also suffered a hamstring injury of a serious nature the team sources added. (India series chance for fringe players: Sanath Jayasuriya)

Sanath Jayasuriya, the Chairman of selectors, said either wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella or left-handed batsman Kithuruwan Withanage would replace Sangakkara in case the senior batsman fails to make it.

Sangakkara in a tweet had questioned the wisdom of the tour at a time when the Sri Lankan squad was going through a specially designed fitness programme.

The SLC in a statement had later defended the decision to undertake the tour citing the long standing good relations between them and the BCCI.

Topics : Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara Cricket
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