Malinga to return to Sri Lanka after Bangladesh clash

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Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka’s veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga will be heading to Sri Lanka after today’s ICC World Cup 2019 group stage match against Bangladesh at County Ground, Bristol.

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Sri Lanka’s team manager, Asantha de Mel confirmed to ThePapare.com that Malinga will leave England to attend his Mother-in-law’s funeral in Sri Lanka but is expected to join the team again on the 14th June, before the team’s next game.

Sri Lanka will face Australia on the 15th of June at Kennington Oval, London, therefore Malinga’s trip back to Sri Lanka will not have an impact on his availability for the game.

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The 35-year-old is currently making his 4th appearance in an ICC World Cup and holds the key to success in the bowling department for Sri Lanka. He is the highest wicket taker in world cups from the current lot of players, with 46 scalps and the 3rd highest ever by a Sri Lankan behind Muttaih Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas.

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