2019 World Cup will be my last – Malinga

Lasith Malinga, who was the start performer of the day for Sri Lanka with a fifer has informed that 2019 World Cup will be his last World Cup if he gets an opportunity to play.


Malinga’s 5 for 44 showed some hopes for Sri Lanka to fight hard against England, but their batsmen let them down as they suffered 31-run defeat in a rain effected game.

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Malinga has been on fire after his comeback in the national team. He picked up 10 wickets in the 4 matches he played and showed some glimpse of his early days.

The 35-year old pacer revealed how much he suffered to get back to the national team once again.

“The selectors are entitled to make those decisions. I’m just a player. My only job is to play when I get the chance. When I was out of the team, I went and played in Canada. I also played the district competition and got the highest wickets. Thanks to those performances I got another chance at this level. Because I’m nearing the end of my career I’m motivated to get wickets.”

Looking back to the early treatment, Malinga is not hopeful to get an opportunity to play in the 2019 World Cup.

“I feel that if I get the chance to play the World Cup, I will. It will be my last World Cup. I’m not expecting to get the chance, given the kinds of things that have happened to me over the recent past. But I will take it if it is given.”

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