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Cricket World Cup 2019 | Nuwan Pradeep out of Tournament with Chickenpox

Sri Lanka's faltering World Cup campaign suffered a fresh blow on Saturday (June 29) as paceman Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with chickenpox.

AFP |June 29, 2019, 6:52 PM IST
Cricket World Cup 2019 | Nuwan Pradeep out of Tournament with Chickenpox

Chester-le-Street: Sri Lanka's faltering World Cup campaign suffered a fresh blow on Saturday (June 29) as paceman Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with chickenpox.

Seamer Kasun Rajitha will take the place of Pradeep, who took five wickets in his three outings, including one in his team's surprise win over England.

"Fast bowler Pradeep has been infected with chickenpox, which has ruled him out of further participation in the event," the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

The 1996 champions, who lost heavily to South Africa on Friday, need to win their remaining two matches and hope other results go in their favour to make the semi-finals of the 10-team competition.

Sri Lanka play West Indies in Chester-le-Street on Monday and India in Leeds on July 6.

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2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3882 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
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2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
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