Cricket:Malinga ruled out of IPL – Herath to retire from ODI and T20

Cricket:Malinga ruled out of IPL – Herath to retire from ODI and T20

Cricket:Malinga ruled out of IPL – Herath to retire from ODI and T20

Written by Staff Writer

17 Apr, 2016 | 7:35 pm

Rangana Herath, the premier Sri Lankan left-arm spinner has decided to retire from ODI and T20 International Cricket.

Thirty-eight-year old Herath, the most senior spin bowler in the national team, made his test debut in the year 1999 and has represented Sri Lanka in ODI cricket since 2004.

He has picked up 74 wickets in 71 ODI games, and 18 wickets in 17 T20 international matches for Sri Lanka.

Speaking to Sports1st, Herath said he had decided to retire from ODI and T20 international cricket, and had informed Sri Lanka Cricket of his decision.

Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said SLC has accepted Herath’s request to retire from ODI and T20 International cricket.

He will continue to represent Sri Lanka in Test cricket.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the IPL, after the Mumbai Indians’ medical team deemed him unfit for at least four more months.

Malinga’s manager, Charlie Austin confirmed this stand when contacted by Sports 1st.

The bone bruise to his left knee is also expected to keep Malinga out of Sri Lanka’s forthcoming tour of England, as well as the Caribbean Premier League.

Malinga sustained the injury during West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka last November.

Sri Lanka Cricket doctors will now assess Malinga to determine whether surgery is required. The fast bowler returned to Sri Lanka after undergoing medical tests in Mumbai.

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