Barath and Baugh in doubt for World Cup

In a potential double blow for West Indies, opener Adrian Barath and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh are in doubt for the World Cup because of hamstring injuries.

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Published : 17 Feb 2011, 07:32 AM
Updated : 17 Feb 2011, 07:32 AM
Dhaka, Feb 17 (bdnews24.com) — In a potential double blow for West Indies, opener Adrian Barath and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh are in doubt for the World Cup because of hamstring injuries.
"Both players are struggling with hamstring injuries and had scans. The outlook is not good. However both travelled with the team from Colombo. If replacements are required they will be named in the next few days," a West Indies media spokesperson told, reports ESPNcricinfo.
Baugh retired out on 29 during the warm-up match with Sri Lanka and Darren Bravo was required to keep wicket during Sri Lanka's chase. Barath did not take any part in that game.
Batsman Kirk Edwards and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas were among the reserves named for the World Cup and could be drafted in if Barath and Baugh are ruled out.
West Indies also have Devon Smith in the 15-man squad who can open the innings if Barath is ruled out.
Meanwhile, there was some good news in the West Indies camp after Kieron Pollard, who sat out of both the warm-up games due to a side strain, was declared fit.
West Indies arrive in India to play their opening World Cup game against South Africa in Delhi on February 24.
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