Barath And Baugh Set To Miss Cricket World Cup

Barath And Baugh Out Of Cricket World Cup
Barath And Baugh Out Of Cricket World Cup
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The West Indies are set to be without opening batsman Adrian Barath and wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh for the Cricket World Cup after both suffered hamstring injuries.

Both players would be unable to train for between two to three weeks and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has placed Kirk Edwards and Devon Thomas on standby.

They have applied to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make a double change to their 15-man squad for the tournament, which begins on 19th February.

Should the ICC approve, the players would become the ninth and tenth respectively to be replaced in the run-up to the tournament.

The injuries are cruel blows for both players. Barath had recently returned to the team following previous injuries, hitting a maiden One-Day International century against Sri Lanka while Baugh was recently handed a recall following a long spell out of the team for the tour of Sri Lanka.

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