Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka Recall Lasith Malinga In Their 16-Member Squad

Injury-prone Malinga was ignored by the Sri Lankan selectors since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India.

(NDTV)

 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday re-called their premier pacer Lasith Malinga in the 16-member squad for the Asia Cup 2018. Sri Lanka are placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh and Afghanistan. They will open their campaign against Bangladesh on September 15. Injury-prone Malinga was ignored by the Sri Lankan selectors since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when he took just one wicket for 35 runs. Sri Lanka lost the match by six wickets.

However, official sources said that he had impressed the selectors during an ongoing domestic T20 series and has now been included in the one-day squad for the Asia Cup tournament opening in the United Arab Emirates in two weeks.

 

Malinga has taken 301 ODI wickets giving away 8,705 runs since his debut in July 2004. In the shortest format of the game, he has taken 90 wickets conceding 1,780 runs