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ICC World T20 2014: James Faulkner to miss clash against Pakistan due to knee injury

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James Faulkner has been suffering from a knee injury © Getty Images

Dhaka: Mar 22, 2014

Australia will miss all-rounder James Faulkner for their opening ICC World Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Sunday.

Faulkner, who rose to prominence with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR), is yet to recover from a knee injury.

Australian captain George Bailey said Faulkner could have played the match but didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury further.

“He’ll be available for the second game, and if really pushed, he could’ve probably come up for this one,” said Bailey.

“We’re making the call that we’re going to need him in the back end [of the tournament] – that’s where he’ll add the most value to us.”

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

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Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

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Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

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