Kumar Sangakkara fit to play World T20

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Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 13:40 [IST]
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Kumar Sangakkara fit to play World T20

Bangalore, Sep 11: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been declared fit to play ICC World Twenty20 2012 from September 18, captain Mahela Jayawardene has confirmed on Monday.

Sangakkara was ruled out of action in July due to a fractured finger. However, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for World T20 subject to proving his fitness.

"Kumar is fine. He has been asking our coaches for extra net sessions and is coming along very nicely," said Jayawardene in Colombo on Monday.

Another player who has been recovering from injury is Nuwan Kulasekara. Jayawardene said that the bowler was "bowling at 80 to 90 percent".

"Nuwan has been bowling at 80 to 90 percent during the last couple of weeks and next week we will let him push himself even further," the Sri Lankan skipper added.

Hosts Sri Lanka, who are in Group C, will face Zimbabwe in Hambantota on September 18.


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