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Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lankan Bowler Pradeep Ruled Out of Next Clash

Cricketnext Staff |June 9, 2019, 9:29 PM IST
Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lankan Bowler Pradeep Ruled Out of Next Clash

Sri Lanka will be without the services of opening bowler Nuwan Pradeep for their next game against Bangladesh on Tuesday (June 11) due to a dislocated finger.

Pradeep injured his finger on his bowling hand but is likely to be fit within a week, according to ICC.

The fast bowler was bowling to Kusal Perera and was looking to protect his face a straight shot hit back at him and injured himself in the process. He was taken to the hospital after dislocating the finger and sustaining some cuts on his right hand.

"Nuwan was given treatment at the hospital, while the doctors reset his dislocated finger and the cut on his finger was closed with stitches. He was also administered with antibiotics," team manager Asantha De Mel said. "Pradeep will not take part in Sri Lanka's game against Bangladesh on Tuesday, as he will need a week's time to recover from the injury."

Pradeep took 4/31 against Afghanistan and was named the man of the match in Sri Lanka's 34-run win in Cardiff.

In a worst-case scenario, Sri Lanka have a ready-made replacement in Kasun Rajitha, who's been travelling with the team in the capacity of a stand-by player.

In another injury scare, Lahiru Thirimanne also felt discomfort in his knee during practice, which raises doubts about his match-fitness for Tuesday.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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