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Coach confident Murali makes it to WCup quarters

Coach confident Murali makes it to WCup quarters

Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss is confident Muttiah Muralitharan will recover from a hamstring injury and be fit for Saturday's World Cup quarterfinals against England.
Muralitharan did not bowl to his team-mates in the nets on Wednesday but Bayliss said the offspinner bowled for 20 minutes in another practice facility.
Bayliss said Muralitharan has played "through a few niggles in the past and I'm sure he will be fine come game day."
Muralitharan, the world's most prolific bowler in test and ODI cricket, pulled hamstring when he dived while batting in the last group match against New Zealand.
The offspinner bowled with pain but managed to take 4-25 in Sri Lanka's convincing 153-run victory.


Updated : 2021-08-05 10:39 GMT+08:00