Injury costs cricketer finish to season

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Sam Whiteman is likely to miss the rest of the Sheffield Shield season after injuring his right index finger in Saturday’s Big Bash League final.
Camera IconSam Whiteman is likely to miss the rest of the Sheffield Shield season after injuring his right index finger in Saturday’s Big Bash League final. Credit: Paul Kane / Getty Images

Perth Scorchers wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman is likely to miss the rest of the Sheffield Shield season after suffering a broken finger in Saturday night’s Big Bash League final.

Whiteman injured his right index finger collecting a delivery from fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the Sydney Sixers’ innings.

The 24-year-old was tipped to be selected for Australia in the upcoming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka before the untimely injury.

Whiteman starred in Saturday’s final, scoring 41 runs from 21 balls, putting himself firmly in the minds of selectors ahead of this month’s series.

Hobart Hurricanes captain Tim Paine was selected instead, after scoring 227 runs in eight innings while opening the batting.

Whiteman was replaced by Josh Inglis for WA’s first class game against South Australia.

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