Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga will undergo an Arthroscopy surgery for his left ankle in Australia. The surgery will keep him away from Cricket for a minimum period of four months, which is surely a major blow for the Srilankan team for the upcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Malinga’s surgery will be conducted by renowned surgeon, Dr. David Young, at ‘The Avenue Private Hospital’ in Melbourne.
“Malinga will leave for Australia on Saturday morning as we are keen to see him recover as early as possible for the World Cup. Obviously, he is one of the most crucial players for Sri Lanka’s chances,” Chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya, told Daily Mirror
Malinga is not available for the upcoming series against England starting 26 November and next the tour of New Zealand on January 11 before the start of the world cup 2015. “We hope to play him in the last two ODIs in New Zealand on January 25 and 29 ahead of the World Cup”, National Selector Pramodaya Wickramasingha said.