Yuvraj out of the series

Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 10:35 [IST]
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Yuvraj out of the series

Cuttack: Indian middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh was on Tuesday ruled out of the ongoing one-day international (ODI) series against Sri Lanka after failing to recover from a finger injury.

“Due to the finger injury sustained earlier, Yuvraj Singh has been advised rest and therefore he will not play in the fourth and fifth ODI matches against Sri Lanka," BCCI Secretary N. Srinivasan said in a statement.

The left-hand batsman had injured his finger during the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Mohali, which forced him out of the first two ODIs of the series at Rajkot and second Nagpur respectively.

He did take part in the third ODI at Cuttack on Monday.

Both teams will play the fourth ODI in Kolkata on December 24, and the fifth game in Delhi on December 27.

The injury is also likely to force Yuvraj out of the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, where Team India will play a tri-series against the hosts and Sri Lanka, and a three-Test series.

India currently leads the five match series 2-1.


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