Lasith Malinga aims to return after ankle injury
Updated - Dec 23, 2014 8:57 am
Lasith Malinga aims to return after ankle injury: Sri Lanka’s pace spearhead Lasith Malinga who underwent ankle surgery in September is expected to have recovered fully from the injury. The injury kept him inactive and had to miss the series against India and England.
Malinga is still recovering from surgery and everything is going well according to plan. He will return for the last two ODI games in New Zealand,” Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu said.
The New Zealand tour will start with the first of two Tests, to be held in Christchurch, beginning on December 26th while the ODI series will begin on January 11th and end on January 29th, 16 days before the start of the World Cup.
Lasith Malinga won’t be available for the two test series against the kiwis but is expected to play the ODI series.
His return from injury would be a big boost to Sri Lanka’s World cup preparations. Lasith Malinga plays a very crucial role for Sri Lanka in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand jointly.
Lasith Malinga is known as limited over specialist. His unique style of bowling, sharp in swinging yorkers and wicket taking ability makes him a very important part of Sri Lanka’s pace attack.
Malinga has been named in the provisional 30 man squad and is expected to surely fly to the 50 over mega event in 2015 co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka was the runner-up in the previous edition in 2011.