Sri Lanka T20I skipper Lasith Malinga is mulling extending his worldwide career beyond the 2020 World Cup in Australia which will get underway in October subsequent yr.

The 36-year-outdated had beforehand prompt that the 2020 World Cup can be his final task in a Sri Lanka jersey however the veteran appears to have had a change of coronary heart.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned for the World Cup I’ve to be lead there however you by no means know in Sri Lanka,” Malinga instructed ESPNcricinfo in a current interview.

“T20 is four overs and I feel with my skill, I can manage T20 as a bowler. 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.”

A veteran of 79 T20Is, Malingas worldwide career appeared to be executed at dusted at one stage after a spate of knee accidents earlier than he was recalled to the Sri Lanka ODI facet for the Asia Cup final yr.

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Since then, the appropriate-armed pacer has been a relentless within the Sri Lanka restricted-overs outfits and was one of many sides higher performers within the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

The skilled stalwart has to date picked up 106 T20I wickets and is the one bowler on this planet to have breached the 100-wicket barrier within the format. Ought to he be elected because the skipper for the World Cup in Australia subsequent yr, Malinga must lead his males from the primary spherical after Sri Lanka failed to realize an computerized qualification to the Tremendous 12 stage.

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