Nehra may miss World Cup final against Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 00:09 AM IST

Mumbai: India seamer Ashish Nehra may miss Saturday`s World Cup final against Sri Lanka owing to a finger injury.

Even though the BCCI is yet to make an official statement in this regard, team manager Rajib Biswal said the left-arm seamer has fractured the middle-finger of his right hand during yesterday`s semifinal match against Pakistan in Mohali.

He said that efforts are being made to get the bowler match-fit through rehabilitation programme but added that if he does not recover in time, he will be ruled out.

Nehra, who was benched for the last league match and the quarter-final against Australia, was brought in for the Mohali encounter by skipper MS Dhoni in a gamble that is seen to have paid off.

He took the wickets of Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul while conceding 33 runs in his quota of 10 overs in the semi-final against Pakistan.

Biswal said that Nehra injured his finger while going for a catch at deep mid-wicket, which was referred to the third umpire.

PTI