Lasith Malinga took U-Turn on retirement! Will play T20Is for 2 more years

Malinga retired from ODI cricket in July. Malinga, who captains Sri Lanka in T20Is, had stated in March about his desire to retire after the Twenty 20 World Cup.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: November 21, 2019 08:42 IST
Lasith Malinga took U-Turn on retirement! Will play T20Is for 2 more years

The Srilankan veteran cricketer. Lasith Malinga popularly known as 'Slinga' for his distinguished bowling action with a dominating swing is making an unusual comeback into the International cricket. Sri Lanka captain and pacer Lasith Malinga, who had said he'd retire from T20I cricket after the 2020 T20 World Cup, has said that he wants to play T20I cricket for another two years. "T20 is four overs and I feel with my skill, I can manage T20 as a bowler," he added. 

 
Malinga retired from ODI cricket in July. Malinga, who captains Sri Lanka in T20Is, had stated in March about his desire to retire after the Twenty20 World Cup, However, the pacer had a rethink on his decision and has now expressed his decision to carry on for another two years. However, the veteran also said that he is waiting to hear from Sri Lanka Cricket’s decision on whether he would be leading the side in the next Twenty20 World Cup. 
 
He also feels that the only way he could contribute to Sri Lanka cricket is by continuing to play. Malinga, who is the lone bowler to have scalped 100 wickets in the shortest format of the game, also said that Sri Lanka needs continuity in leadership for changing their fortunes. The side has affected by a series of inconsistent performances. Since Malinga’s reappointment as captain, Sri Lanka has managed to win only one out of their last 10 T20 Internationals.




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