Sangakkara out of Australia tour
Wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara will miss the rest of Sri Lanka's tour to Australia after suffering a hand injury during his side's crushing second-Test defeat at Melbourne.
The reigning ICC Test player of the year retired hurt on 27 today after a ball from paceman Mitchell Johnson hit him on the left index finger.
Sangakkara immediately left the field with excessive swelling to his hand and was taken to hospital for scans that revealed a compound fracture.
He is now set to miss the third and final Test, in which Sri Lanka will attempt to avoid a 3-0 series whitewash, the five-game one-day series and the two Twenty20 internationals that complete the tour.
Seamer Chanaka Welegedara will also miss the last Test - due to a hamstring injury that prevented him from batting today. Wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara are doubts because of a broken thumb and cracked rib respectively.
Australia also have injury problems, principally to vice-captain Shane Watson who has been replaced by fellow all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in their squad for the third Test.
Watson aggravated a chronic calf injury on his way to making 83 at Melbourne. Maxwell is renowned for his explosive hitting and sharp fielding while also offering an off-spin option.
Skipper Michael Clarke is still battling hamstring soreness that threatened to keep him out of the Melbourne Test so fellow batsman Usman Khawaja has been placed on standby.
Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc is set to return to the side after being controversially being rested in Melbourne.
Australia squad: Michael Clarke (capt), Jackson Bird, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell.