World Cup: Sri Lanka pacer Pradeep suffers dislocated finger ahead of Bangladesh clash

Nuwan Pradeep was struck on his bowling hand, protecting his face from a Kusal Perera drive in the nets in Bristol on Sunday.

Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep (C) walks off the field after getting injured during a training session at Bristol County Ground.   -  Getty Images

Sri Lanka paceman Nuwan Pradeep will miss the World Cup 2019 clash against Bangladesh on Tuesday after suffering a dislocated finger.

Pradeep, who was named man of the match after taking 4-31 in a rain-affected 34-run victory over Afghanistan, was struck on his bowling hand while protecting his face from a Kusal Perera drive in the nets in Bristol on Sunday.

The 32-year-old quick was taken to hospital two days before the meeting with the Tigers at the County Ground.

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Pradeep will play no part in his side's fourth match of the tournament and it remains to be seen if he will be fit to take on Australia at The Oval next Saturday.

Team manager Asantha De Mel said: "Nuwan was given treatment at the hospital, while the doctors reset his dislocated finger and the cut on his finger was closed with stitches. He was also administered with antibiotics.

He added: "Pradeep will not take part in Sri Lanka's Game against Bangladesh on Tuesday, as he will need a week's time to recover from the injury."