Malinga wants to continue for 2 more years

2019-11-20 at 13:15

Lasith Malinga has reportedly indicated that he is keen on captaining Sri Lanka at the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, and possibly beyond, firm in the belief that his body has two more years of cricket left in the tank.

Malinga, stepped into the role for a second time when Sri Lanka left both former captain Angelo Mathews and the experienced Thisara Perera out of a youthful squad that took on New Zealand in September.

Speaking to ESPNcricinfo Malinga said, “SLC said for the World Cup I have to be the leader but you never know in Sri Lanka, T20 is four overs and I feel with my skill, I can manage T20 as a bowler. As a captain, because I’ve played so many T20s around the world that I feel I can manage that period for maybe another two years.”

Sri Lanka has won only one game, tied one, and lost eight of the ten T20Is under Malinga’s captaincy.