World Cup 2007 March 7, 2007

Edgar Schiferli in doubt for World Cup

Cricinfo staff

A hamstring injury has put Edgar Schiferli in doubt for the World Cup © Reuters

Edgar Schiferli, the Netherlands medium-pacer, could miss the World Cup after he injured his left hamstring during a warm-up session ahead of the practice match against India at the Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica.

Schiferli missed the practice match that Netherlands lost by 182 runs. "He is our experienced opening bowler and it doesn't look good," Hans Mulder, the Netherlands manager, told Reuters. Mulder was of the opinion that the injury was serious enough for Schiferli to be replaced in the squad.

Schiferli's injury is a big blow to Netherlands as he was the joint highest wicket-taker in the 2005 ICC Trophy held in Ireland. He took 17 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.64 in the tournament. Netherlands are in Group A along with Australia, South Africa and Scotland.