Murali to miss match against India

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Sri Lanka's strike bowler Muttiah Muralitharan will miss Tuesday's Asia Cup Super League match against India due to personal reasons.

Colombo:

Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan will sit out of Sri Lanka's last Super League match against India in the Asia Cup here tomorrow following the death of his grandfather. Muralitharan has gone to Kandy to be with his family, Sri Lankan team sources said today. Sri Lanka, who have already qualified for the final with two wins in the Super League stage, are also likely to be without wicketkeeper-batsman Kumara Sangakkara, who is running a high fever. Left-arm seamer Chaminda Vaas could also be rested for the day and night encounter at Premadasa Stadium. Vaas could be replaced by seamer Lasith Malinga while Romesh Kaluwitharana could come in for Sangakkara, sources said. The absence of the three seasoned players from the Sri Lankan squad would immensely benefit India, who need to win the match in order to make it to the August one final. (PTI)

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