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Malinga to retire from international cricket after 2020 T20 World Cup
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Malinga to retire from international cricket after 2020 T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka’s limited overs captain Lasith Malinga has announced that he will retire from international cricket after next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

Malinga said that he would quit one-day internationals after the World Cup in England and Wales starting May 30 before calling time on his career following the T20 tournament.

"After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending," the 35-year-old said after his side fell short by 16 runs against South Africa in the second T20I at SuperSport Park.

"I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career."

Malinga dismissed South African top-scorer Reeza Hendricks for 65 on Friday, his 97th T20 international wicket. He is one short of the world record of 98 held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.