MUMBAI - Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is 'almost out of the World Cup squad due to his knee injury and his Australian surgeon, Dr. David Young advised him not to undergo early operation at this stage. Speaking exclusively over his mobile from US, where he is on a business trip and holidays, Dr. Young said, "Mashrafe has played his first game of domestic cricket without problems. Therefore, he wishes to delay any other treatment until after the World Cup in case he is required as a replacement player". "I think this is a good decision on his part. If he felt any problem while playing domestic cricket with his knee then the situation needs reviewing", he added. Mashrafe is unlikely to be in the World Cup squad and surgery (which was also suggested and reported by Dr. Young in his report to the team physio), if pre-poned, would have made him to be available immediately after the World Cup matches. Apart from treating several international cricketers, Dr. Young is a keen follower of the game. He will be arriving to watch a few World Cup matches. "I am hoping to go to the quarter finals week starting in Sri Lanka", he signed off.