News International – Malinga back as SL ODI, T20 skipper

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-over squads to lead the national team against New Zealand.

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  • Malinga back as SL ODI, T20 skipper COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-over squads to lead the national team against New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old right-arm fast bowler was named skipper of a 17-man squad for three One-day Internationals and one T20 starting January 3.
  • Malinga led Sri Lanka to the T20 World Cup in 2014.
  • But since captaining Sri Lanka against the UAE in February 2016, he has not led the national team.
  • The latest squad for the shorter forms of the game was ratified by President Maithripala Sirisena in the absence of a sports minister, the cricket board said.


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