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Kenneth Benjamin, the West Indies pace man, is doubtful for the Test series against India in the Caribbean starting next week because of a stress fracture. The Antiguan bowler, who came home early from West Indies' recent tour of Australia nursing what was reported then as a side strain, aggravated the injury in a Red Stripe Cup match against Trinided and Tobago. He has been told that a rib stress fracture will keep him out of action for up to six weeks.

Aravinda de Silva, the Sri Lankan batsman, has recovered from a groin injury and expects to be available for all Sri Lanka's tour matches in New Zealand, starting with the three-day match against New Zealand A, in Gisborne, starting on Sunday.

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