Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and all-rounder Angelo Mathews are doubtful for the World Cup final against India, prompting the Sri Lankan team management to call in Chaminda Vaas and Suraj Randiv as standbys for the the April 2 clash in Mumbai.
The Sri Lankan cricket team led by Kumar Sangakkara arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday to play their second successive final of the mega-event after finishing runners-up to Australia four years ago in the West Indies.
Muralitharan has struggled with niggles through the tournament, including a hamstring injury, a side strain, a troublesome knee and a groin issue while Matthews suffered a minor injury while fielding during Sri Lanka’s win over New Zealand in the semifinal.
Muralitharan also played in the semifinal in Colombo, despite not being in the best physical condition. The final, if he plays in it, will be his last international game as he had announced his retirement after the World Cup.