Mahela Jayawardene was in good touch against Pakistan in UAE © AFP
Mahela Jayawardene was in good touch against Pakistan in UAE © AFP (File Photo)

 

Colombo: Feb 12, 2014

 

Veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene has been ruled out of the rest of the Bangladesh tour due to injury, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Wednesday.

 

Jayawardene had split the webbing between the fingers on his left hand during a practice session on Tuesday. He would return home and miss the limited-overs series, comprising two T20s and three ODIs, starting today in Chittagong.

 

The 36-year-old will now have to wait to play his 50th Twenty20 International (T20I), a feat achieved only by Tilakaratne Dilshan for Sri Lanka.

 

After a patch of low scores in Tests for well over an year, Jayawardene returned to form in the Pakistan series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and followed it up with a double hundred in the first Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.