Lanka all-rounder Maharoof ruled out of Asia Cup

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Colombo: Sri Lanka fast-bowling all rounder Farveez Maharoof has been ruled out of the Asia Cup with an abdominal strain.

Maharoof, 23, picked up the injury while bowling in the final warm-up game before the team's departure for Pakistan.

Sri Lanka team physiotherapist Ranjith Nanayakkarawasam expects Maharoof to be out of action until the end of July and fast bowler Thilan Thushara has been called up as his replacement.


Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Udawatte, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Kaushal Weeraratne, Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Jehan Mubarak Thilan Thushara and Nuwan Kulasekera.


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