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Malinga all set to play in World Cup

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Lasith Malinga stays on track to play in the 2015 World Cup, regardless of having endured a minor setback in his recuperation from lower leg surgery, Sri Lanka group chief Michael de Zoysa has affirmed. Malinga had encountered agony in his left lower leg after he had started to bowl off a short run-up in December, yet he has now sufficiently recuperated to start bowling in the nets once more.

“He’s been knocking down some pins all week, and is on track to play the warm-up recreations before the World Cup,” de Zoysa said. “Whether he plays in the one-dayers against New Zealand is an alternate matter, yet there is a possibility. We’ll be mindful so as not to surge him. We’ve purchased some ultrasound gear to help with his recuperation also.”


Malinga had arthroscopic surgery in September, after a long haul lower leg damage had crumbled essentially in mid-2014. The surgery was relied upon to take 16 weeks to recuperate from, yet despite the fact that he was seen rocking the bowling alley at a diminished pace at the Khettarama Stadium nets amid England’s ODI voyage through Sri Lanka in November and December, he had since returned for a counsel with his orthopedic specialist in Melbourne in the wake of anguish torment in the lower leg.

Notwithstanding this, the group stays idealistic he will come back to full wellness through the following few weeks, with fellow team member Mahela Jayawardene additionally tweeting he was “certain [malinga] will be prepared for WC”.

Sri Lanka have depended vigorously on Malinga to lead the assault lately. They play their first warm-up match against South Africa on February 9. Their first competition match is the window ornament raiser against New Zealand on February 14.


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