Sri Lankan star fast bowler Lasith Malinga is now at the last stage of his career. He is 37 years old. He has already retired from ODI and Test cricket. After the recent change in the leadership of the Sri Lankan ODI team, it is being speculated whether Malinga will play in the T20 World Cup 2021 to be held this year. The chief selector of Sri Lanka Cricket made it clear that Malinga is in his plan.
Kusal Perera has been named the new captain of the Sri Lanka ODI team. Similarly, Kusal Mendis has been given a vice-captain in 50 overs cricket. Seniors like Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal have been shown the way out of the team.
Chief selector of Sri Lanka Pramodaya Vikramasinghe said during a conversation with a local news paper, “We will talk to Lasith Malinga soon.” They are part of our T20 World Cup plan. We should not forget that Malinga is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest fast bowlers. His current form is also good. This year and next year, two World Cups are coming back to back. ”
He said that we are going to meet Lasith Malinga in the next few days. We will put our plans before them. Recently, Lasith Malinga said during a conversation with a local newspaper, “I have retired from Test and ODI cricket. I am keen to know how the selection committee wants to take the service of senior players like me in T20 cricket. During my career, I have proved many times that I can come back and do well for my country. ”