Sri Lanka waiting on Chandimal scans

2015 World Cup

Sri Lanka could be without batsman Dinesh Chandimal for the rest of the World Cup, depending on what scans reveal, after he seemed to tweak a hamstring while batting against Australia on Sunday.

Chandimal batted well for his 52 runs, using just 24 balls, but he was forced to retire hurt at a crucial time during Sri Lanka's chase of 377 to win, and he could not come back to bat. Sri Lanka were all out for 312.

While he was batting he pulled up short and could not run, and had to be persuaded to leave the field by batting partner, and skipper, Angelo Mathews. His right hamstring is the problem, and scans in the next 48 hours will determine his fate.

Sri Lanka are already all but through to the quarter-finals, where they are set to face South Africa. If Chandimal does not recover in time for that potential clash, Kusal Perera is on hand to take his place.

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