World Cup: Lasith Malinga to fly back home after Bangladesh match due to personal reasons

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 11, 2019, 12.57 PM(IST)

Lasith Malinga. Photograph:( AFP )

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Lasith Malinga will leave the team after their World Cup match against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga will leave the team after their World Cup match against Bangladesh today, country's cricket body announced via a tweet. 

Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old fast bowler would depart to attend the funeral of Mrs Kanthi Perera in Colombo on Thursday. 

"Lasith Malinga will leave the team following Sri Lanka’s World Cup Game against Bangladesh, which will be played today, as his Mother-In-Law has passed away," Sri Lankan cricket board issued the statement on Twitter. 

"He is expected to join the team, before the team's next #CWC19 game, which will be played against Australia on 15th," the statement read. 

Malinga has had a mixed World Cup so far.

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He had a match to forget in the opening 10-wicket defeat by New Zealand when he conceded 46 runs in five overs without taking a wicket but bounced back with 3-39 in the 34-run victory over Afghanistan.