I am not fully fit yet: Malinga after match-winning spell

Posted on: 26 Feb 2016  |   Tags: ,

Mirpur: After picking up a match winning four-wicket haul in his first outing since November, Sri Lanka captain and premier bowler Lasith Malinga said that he is still not fully fit, raising questions on his participation further in the tournament.

"I am not alright. I have still not fully recovered. I wanted to play this match and help the other players and show them you can do whatever the team needs," said Malinga after leading his team to a 14-run win over UAE in their Asia Cup opener here today.

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His effort made the difference after Sri Lanka put up an ordinary batting performance to end up with 129/8. Malinga admitted that batting needs to improve.

"Yes it (batting) is an issue. After the retirement of Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela have experience, we will have to give time to the youngsters," the captain added.

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