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Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is likely to miss his side’s World Cup match against Australia on March 8 after splitting the skin on the inside of his left index finger.
Herath required four stitches to seal the wound and will not be able to bowl for the next eight to ten days since he is a left-arm spinner.
“The doctor says he’s out for 8-10 days, but we’ll see how he heals up and then reassess,” team manager Michael de Zoysa said.
Herath sustained the injury when trying to take a return catch that was smashed back at him by England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler on the fifth ball of the 49th over.
After being hit, Herath immediately clutched his hand and fell to ground in agony. He soon left the field as blood started to flow from the wound.