ICC World Twenty20 2010

Thushara called in as cover for Muralitharan

Cricinfo staff

May 6, 2010

Text size: A | A

Thilan Thushara is congratulated by Kumar Sangakkara after he broke Pakistan's opening stand, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 7, 2009
Thilan Thushara will only play if Muttiah Muralitharan is ruled out of the World Twenty20 © AFP
Enlarge
Related Links

Thilan Thushara, the left-arm seamer, has been called in as cover for Muttiah Muralitharan in the Sri Lankan squad for the ICC World Twenty20. Murali injured his groin in the tournament opener against New Zealand and missed the game against Zimbabwe. He has been given time to recover and Thushara will only play if he is ruled out of the tournament.

"Thushara will join the national team as additional cover for Muralitharan, who is recovering from a groin injury," Ashley de Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket's head of operations, was quoted by PA as saying. "However, he will only be considered for selection if Muralitharan is unable to take further part in the World Twenty20."

Sri Lanka play their first Super Eight Game on May 7, against West Indies in Barbados.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days