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Malinga to make brief trip home following family bereavement

By Opta
Malinga

London, June 11: 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 their next game.

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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 holders Australia at The Oval on Saturday.

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

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 13:30 [IST]
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