Dec 03, 2016

Malinga back in action next month Featured

Sri Lanka’s celebrated fast bowling champion Lasith Malinga is scheduled to join the Sri Lanka cricket team in their tour to South Africa for the Twenty 20 tournament, he has said.

Malinga refrained from the game of cricket after the Twenty 20 world cup series due to an ailment in his leg.

“My injury is now healing satisfactorily. I am hopeful that by January I will be able to join the team and I am gradually participating in practice sessions,” he said.

Due to his outstanding performance at the 2015 Twenty 20 series, he was adjudged the best bowler at the Dialog cricket awards ceremony.

However, due to his injury, Malinga turned down the Sri Lanka Cricket Board contract but added that after his recovery he would accept the contract.

Malinga added that he had not commenced his bowling training as yet but would gradually build up his training schedule.