Sri Lankan tempo spearhead Lasith Malinga is probably to overlook the preliminary video games for Mumbai Indians within the upcoming 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of private causes.
In line with ESPNcricinfo,the 36-year-old bowler needs to be by the facet of his father who just isn’t preserving properly and should require to bear a surgical procedure within the coming weeks.
Malinga is probably to hitch the Mumbai-based franchise within the profitable T20 event in the course of the enterprise finish of the IPL, together with the playoffs.
The Sri Lankan pacer was initially roped in by the Mumbai Indians in 2008 and since then, he has been retained by the frachise yearly.
Final yr, Maliga efficiently defended eight runs within the remaining over after leaking 42 runs within the first three overs to assist his facet beat Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and emerge champions for the fourth time.
Malinga, who made his final look for Sri Lanka in a T20I in the course of the house collection in opposition to West Indies in March this yr earlier than COVID-19 halt, is the second-highest wicket-taker in T20s and in addition the best wicket-taker within the IPL with a complete of 170 wickets in his account.
The 2020 version of the IPL is slated to happen from September 19 to November 10 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).