Injured Muralitharan out of T20 WC

Injured Muralitharan out of T20 WC

Last Updated: Mon, May 03, 2010 16:50 hrs
<span class="arial size12 black">Muttiah Muralitharan</span>

Sri Lanka’s campaign in the Twenty20 World Cup suffered a blow with off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan being ruled out of the entire tournament due to a groin strain.

Muralitharan sustained the injury during his side’s two-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the tournament opener here on April 30.


Team physiotherapist Tommy Simsek said Muralitharan has sustained a grade one strain on his right adductor muscle and will need up to three weeks’ rest.

No replacement for 38-year-old spin wizard has been named by Sri Lankan team management. He took two wickets for 25 runs against New Zealand.

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