Lasith Malinga who was last seen in action during the CWC 2019, is soon planning to retire from international cricket. According to a website, Island Cricket, the pacer will make an announcement after their series against Bangladesh. Malinga plans to settle down in Australia as he has obtained a permanent residency of the country. If the website is to be believed, the 35-year-old may even take up coaching and is already in talks with a few people in Australia. Lasith Malinga Trolled For 'Fitness' and 'Being Fat' After Image Showing His Pot Belly From Match Against England Goes Viral, Check Hilarious Tweets.
Malinga intends to move to Australia along with his family and has already spoken about his decision of retirement to chief selector Asthana de Mel. A source told the website, “He may also take up coaching assignment in Australia.” Malinga will be back to Sri Lanka on July 22 and the series against Bangladesh will begin on July 26, 2019.
Talking about the series, Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and Dimuth Karunarathna will be leading the team. All the three matches will be played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Just after Sri Lanka’s ouster from CWC 2019, Maliga had hinted about his retirement. "If they match my vision, I will stay, or I will quit the international arena soon. After the World Cup, I would love to play a match in Sri Lanka and say goodbye,” Malinga had said.
Check out the 22 member Sri Lankan squad for the ODI against Bangaldesh
Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathileke, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madusanka.