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.
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The Australian’s peak moment at the helm came last year as he shepherded England to their first ever World Cup crown.
Any return would have to be considered in the future with Yorkshire’s players and staff having taken wage cuts due to the pandemic.
The traditional method of spit-polishing to produce movement through the air has been deemed too great a risk of transmitting coronavirus.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.