Malinga, Mathews likely to miss India T20s

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Colombo, Jan. 28 (ANI): Sri Lanka T20 skipper Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews, who are recovering from their respective injuries, are unlikely to feature in next month’s three-match series against India.

Malinga, who was ruled out of New Zealand tour with a knee injury, will require another fortnight to regain full fitness, while Test and ODI captain Mathews has been nursing a groin strain that largely prevented him from bowling in New Zealand, ESPNcricinfo reported.

In addition, veteran spinner Rangana Herath and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep were recovering from their respective injuries sustained during the Premier T20 tournament.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Chandimal is expected to continue as captain after leading Sri Lanka in the two T20s against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka will kickstart their Indian tour from February 9 to 14 before the start of the Asia Cup, which commences on February 24. (ANI)

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