World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga to make brief trip home following family bereavement

Sri Lanka quick Lasith Malinga will make a brief return to his homeland following the passing of his mother-in-law.

Lasith Malinga is expected to be back in time for the contest against Australia.   -  Getty Images

Lasith Malinga will fly home after Sri Lanka's Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh due to the death of his mother-in-law, but the quick is expected to return before its next game.


Malinga will leave the squad following Tuesday's encounter with Bangladesh in Bristol to attend Kanthi Perera's funeral in Colombo two days later. The 35-year-old paceman is due back in England in time to take on holder Australia at The Oval on Saturday.

Malinga took 3 for 39 in the victory over Afghanistan last week after failing to strike in a hammering at the hands of New Zealand.

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