New Zealand fast-bowler, Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against Sri Lanka after sustaining a fractured thumb. New Zealand has decided to not name a replacement for the pacer.
Ferguson fractured his right thumb during training a day prior to the first T20I, with an X-ray later revealing a small fracture to the middle joint. "It's a shame for Lockie to have to miss this series, especially coming off the back of such an impressive World Cup campaign in England," said head coach Gary Stead.
The second and third T20Is will also be played in Pallekele on Tuesday (September 3) and Friday (September 6) respectively.