Finger injury rules Nehra out of the World Cup final

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Ashish Nehra has been ruled out of the ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka at Mumbai with a finger injury. Nehra injured the finger of his right hand when he tried to catch Shahid Afridi in India’s semi-final match against Pakistan.

Nehra was picked ahead of R Ashwin and many critics thought this was a gamble that could cost them the match. However, Nehra silenced everyone with a disciplined performance with the ball picking two wickets for just 33 runs in his quota of 10 ten overs.

The loss of Nehra has opened up the chances of either playing S Sreesanth and R Ashwin. R Ashwin had impressed with his performances against West Indies and Australia and Dhoni would be tempted to use his services in the final.

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However, Sri Lankans play well against spinners and this fact can make Dhoni think about S Sreesanth. Sreesanth has not played any game thus far in the tournament after the first game against Bangladesh where he was hit for 53 runs in five overs. A final decision is expected to be taken after analyzing the pitch.

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