Sri Lanka will make late call on fitness of Akila Dananjaya for World Twenty20 match against West Indies
Last Updated: September 28, 2012 7:23pm
Akila Dananjaya: Sri Lanka spinner hit in the face by Rob Nicol's drive
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya is doubtful for Sunday's World Twenty20 match against West Indies due to a fractured cheek bone.
Dananjaya suffered the injury when he was hit in the face by a drive from New Zealand opener Rob Nicol in Sri Lanka's opening Super Eight fixture.
The 18-year-old, who was making his international debut, continued to bowl and finished with figures of 2-32. Sri Lanka eventually won the game in a Super Over after the scores finished level.
"X-rays and MRI scans reveal a fracture on his left cheek bone," Sri Lanka team media manager Rajitha Fernando said.
"Akila is in pain and is on antibiotics at the moment. The left side of his face is swollen and he has difficulty opening his mouth. He is on a liquid diet."
Fernando added: "The team management will take a call on Akila depending on how fit he will be to take the field for tomorrow's game."