Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is set to put his body on the line in a bid to end his career with victory over India in Saturday’s World Cup final.
The 38-year-old is expected to take the field in the Mumbai showpiece despite struggling with hamstring, knee and groin problems during the tournament.
Muralitharan, who claimed a wicket with his last international delivery on home soil in the semi final victory over New Zealand in Colombo, needs three more to equal former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath’s World Cup record of 71 wickets.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews is out with a thigh injury, while India seamer Ashish Nehra is a major doubt. Agencies