COLOMBO: Veteran Sri Lankan tempo bowler Lasith Malinga will retire from one-day worldwide cricket with the primary match of a three-match sequence in opposition to Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne mentioned on Monday.
Malinga was named to the 22-man Sri Lanka squad for the sequence with matches scheduled for July 26, 28 and 31 on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
However talking on the crew’s press convention within the Sri Lankan capital, Karunaratne confirmed the 36-year previous quick bowler and former captain would solely seem within the first sport.
“He’s going to play the primary match. After that he’s retiring. That’s what he mentioned to me. I don’t know what he mentioned for the selectors however for me he mentioned he’s taking part in just one match,” mentioned Karunaratne.
Malinga, 35, will depart as Sri Lanka’s third highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 335 wickets in 219 innings to this point.
Solely Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) have taken extra wickets than Malinga in ODIs for Sri Lanka.
He was Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker on the World Cup, claiming 13 scalps in seven innings.
Malinga retired from Take a look at cricket in 2011 however continued to stay accessible in different codecs since then.