The 36-year-old still has a lot left in him as he aims to play beyond the T20 World Cup which is set in Australia next year.
Lasith Malinga remains to be a force in short-form cricket despite his age. He previously stated that he plans to retire after next year’s T20 World Cup, but now has a change of tune as he now plans to play even after the said tournament.
He stepped on the role for the second time after Sri Lanka left former captain Angelo Matthews and experienced Thisara Perera out of the young squad that battled with New Zealand back in September.
Sri Lanka has won one, tied one, and lost eight of their last ten T20Is with Malinga at the helm. He has shown incredible leadership and led by example in their only win, going 5 for 6 in the third and final T20I of the New Zealand series.
‘T20 is four overs and I feel with my skill, I can manage T20 as a bowler’, said Malinga. ‘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’.
He might stick around for a little while, his play in the game is still formidable despite being 36. Sri Lanka might still achieve a lot of things with him in the team.
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