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World Cup plagued with injuries
ICC World Cup 2019

World Cup plagued with injuries

The long frustrated and never-ending rain in the UK during the ongoing ICC World Cup has been one of the major talking points. As many as four matches have been abandoned by rain so far. On the other hand, several injuries to big players have also dampened the excitement of the tournament.

India’s fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the latest entrant in the injury list and he is now out for at least 3 matches due to a hamstring stiffness in his left leg. England’s Jason Roy also injured his left hamstring in the match against West Indies and has been ruled out for two games at least.

Dale Steyn’s shoulder injury came as a big blow to the South African camp as they were backing on the senior bowler’s experience to make a significant contribution to their chances in the World Cup but Steyn couldn’t get fit and has flown back home.

Two of the biggest players who got injured and their teams called for covers were from India and Australia. Marcus Stoinis of Australia picked up a side strain against India bad enough to miss the following games. Australia had to call in Mitchell Marsh as cover for him. While India called up Rishabh Pant as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan.