After missing out a game against Pakistan, Sri Lanka lost their major player for the game against Bangladesh team. The fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep, who is in top form has picked up an injury, which ruled him out for the upcoming Bangladesh clash.
Ahead of the game, Sri Lankans have stuck with an injury scare in the form of their pace bowler Nuwan Pradeep. Pradeep was bowling to Kusal Perera in the nets when the batsman hit a ball at Pradeep’s head.
The cut was closed with stitches –
The bowler put his right hand up to his face in self-defence and suffered a blow to a finger. This would be the massive blow, as Pradeep was the architect of Sri Lanka’s win against Afghanistan in Cardiff last week, claiming four wickets for 31 runs.
Nuwan Pradeep has suffered a dislocation. And also, a cut in his small finger on his bowling arm, during practices today. “Nuwan was given treatment at the hospital, while the doctors reset his dislocated finger and the cut on his finger was closed with stitches.”
“Thankfully his small finger has not fractured, it’s only a dislocation. He is definitely out of the Bangladesh game. The doctors suggest he could play in a week or so wearing a splint. ” Team Manager Asantha De Mel told on his injury.
Pradeep has always been injury-prone and has often been ruled out for months on account of hamstring complaints. However, this being an external blow, it will particularly frustrate him, especially as it has come at a time when he was in good bowling rhythm.
With the exception of Lasith Malinga, Pradeep has been the pick of Sri Lanka’s bowlers so far in this World Cup, having performed better than the experienced duo of Isuru Udana and Suranga Lakmal.
The match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on coming Tuesday. The game would be an important clash for the duo for their journey in the tournament.