Matthew Hoggard, Leicestershire captain, faces broken finger lay-off

Matthew Hoggard

Leicestershire skipper Matthew Hoggard will be out of action for a month following surgery on a broken finger.

The pace bowler suffered the injury to the little finger of his left hand when taking a catch in their opening Championship game against Glamorgan.

The team will be led by former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan when they begin their away game against Derbyshire on Thursday.

Hoggard, 35, missed two months of last season after injuring his right hand.