Injuries to bowlers worry India, Sri Lanka ahead of final clash
Both India and Sri Lanka have injury scares to their bowlers ahead of the World Cup summit clash on April 2. We take a look at the list:
Both India and Sri Lanka have injury scares to their bowlers ahead of the World Cup summit clash on April 2. We take a look at the list: (Watch)
1. Ashish Nehra: The Indian pacer has been ruled out of World Cup final with an injury to his right hand middle finger which he sustained while fielding in the semi-final against Pakistan in Mohali.
2. Muttiah Muralitharan: The Lankan spinner, who turns 39 next month, skipped practice on Thursday at the Wankhede stadium and struggled with niggles through the course of the tournament, including a hamstring injury, a side strain, a troublesome knee and a groin issue. However, his coach Trevor Bayliss has said that Murali will play in the World Cup final, which will be last interanational match.
3. Angelo Mathews: Fitness of all-rounder Angelo Mathews is also a worry for Sri Lanka. During Lanka's semi-final match against New Zealand, Mathews had left the field with a minor injury to the thigh while fielding, and was visibly hampered for movement when he later came out to bat with a runner.
Sri Lanka have called veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas and offspinner Suraj Randiv as cover for the injured pair.