COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has dropped Lasith Malinga from the one-day international squad to confront Pakistan in a five-matches series beginning one week from now, raising questions if the quick bowler will include in the group’s anticipates the 2019 World Cup.
Malinga, dreaded for his awkward action and toe-pounding yorkers, came back to international cricket amid June’s Champions Trophy following knee damage that kept him out of the World Twenty20 a year ago. In any case, the 34-year-old has not been as viable since his arrival and has manged 10 wickets from 13 ODIs since his arrival. He has taken 301 wickets from 204 matches in his vocation.
Sri Lanka, who lost 5-0 to India at home recently, will also be without previous skipper and all-rounder Angelo Mathews, who is battling with calf injury.