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Nuwan Pradeep out of remainder of World Cup due to Chickenpox

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the world cup as he is suffering from chickenpox

Nuwan Pradeep, the Sri Lankan pacer, has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to Chickenpox. He has been replaced by Kasun Rajitha, whose inclusion in the squad has been approved by the Event Technical Committee.

Nuwan had earlier been out of the game against Bangladesh owing to a finger dislocation he suffered while bowling in the nets. He has now ended his World Cup 2019 campaign with only 3 matches in which he picked up 5 wickets, including the four-wicket haul against Afghanistan.

Rajitha, who has been with the squad as a stand-by player, last featured in an international game during Sri Lanka's series against South Africa earlier this year. He has played a total of 6 ODIs, with a tally of 5 wickets.

Sri Lanka have 2 more games left to play in the league stage of this World Cup, against West Indies (July 1) and India (July 6). With only 6 points from seven matches, and currently placed seventh on the points table, their hopes of qualifying for the semifinal hinges on several results needing to go their way.