Malinga’s form a decisive factor- Vaas

2019-04-24 at 14:43

Former Sri Lanka paceman Chaminda Vaas believes Lasith Malinga’s form and his leadership qualities will play the decisive role for Sri Lanka at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Sri Lanka announced their 15-man World Cup squad for the tournament last week, which included plenty of surprise omissions and comebacks.

However, Vaas, who was in Mumbai to inaugurate a local T20 tournament on Tuesday, 23 April, thought the selectors had done a good job.

He said “For the last few months, Sri Lanka hasn’t done so well. But if you analyse the combination of the team which we picked for the World Cup, I’m pretty sure that the selectors have done the right thing. We have to take it from there, and it’s up to the players to get themselves in and play well for the country.”

Vaas, who had a stint as Sri Lanka’s bowling coach in 2017, said a lot depended on Malinga, and hailed him as one of the world’s best players.