Veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga hinted that he might carry on playing for Sri Lanka even after the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year. Earlier, Malinga stated that he would retire after the T20I World Cup but now the 36-year old has other intentions.
"Sri Lanka cricket said for the World Cup I have to be a lead there but you never know in Sri Lanka," Malinga said. "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.", the right-arm fast bowler added.
Malinga captained the Sri Lanka’s T20I side against Australia in the recent series but the Islanders had to face a massive defeat in the 3-0 match series. Malinga proved that he still got some bowling skills when he recently picked 5 for 6 against New Zealand in the 3rd and final T20I game. He is the only bowler in the cricket world to pick up 100 T20I wickets.