Lasith Malinga plans to retire from international cricket after competing in the T20 World Cup for Sri Lanka next year.
The 35-year-old bowler believes he has one more year left at the top before he will retire from international duty.
The fans’ favourite has claimed 97 wickets in T20 internationals and is just one behind Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (98) on the all-time list.
Confirming his decision, Malinga told reporters: “After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending. I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career.”
Malinga is currently captaining Sri Lanka’s white-ball sides in South Africa but he may lose that honour to Dimuth Karunaratne or Angelo Mathews for the World Cup.
Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler shared an important sixth-wicket partnership that set up a three-wicket victory at Old Trafford.
Butter’s 75 on day four helped England to victory over Pakistan in the first Test.
The wicketkeeper struggled behind the stumps but made 75 in a match-winning partnership with Chris Woakes.
Craig Overton claimed four wickets for 12 runs in the Bob Willis Trophy match.
The pair turned the tables at Old Trafford with a 139-run stand which turned the tables on the tourists.
England captain Knight, whose side are defending champions, believes it would have been safe to play the tournament.
The pair shared a half-century stand at better than a run a ball to keep an unlikely run-chase alive.
The hosts lost Rory Burns for 10.
Pakistan resumed 244 in front and eight wickets down but added 32 runs in just 16 balls on the fourth morning.
The hosts still face an uphill task to win the series opener at Old Trafford.