World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga to leave for Sri Lanka to mourn mother-in-law's death

Updated: Jun 11, 2019, 17:54 IST | mid-day online desk

The 35-year old Lankan pacer is likely to return ahead of Sri Lanka's next match against Australia on June 15, 2019

World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga to leave for Sri Lanka to mourn mother-in-law's death
Pic Courtesy/ Lasith Malinga and his wife

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga will be flying back home to Sri Lanka after his side's clash against Bangladesh, which is scheduled to be played today, as Malinga's mother-in-law has passed away.

However, the 35-year old Lankan pacer is likely to join the team in their next match which will be played against Australia on June 15, 2019.

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

After Sri Lanka faced a massive 10-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand, they managed to win their next match against Afghanistan by 34 runs. Malinga shined in the match as he took three wickets in the match and gave away just 39 runs from his 6.4 over.

However, their third match against Pakistan was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain.

Sri Lanka will now compete with Bangladesh at Bristol County Ground today.

Inputs from ANI

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