BRISTOL (AFP) - Sri Lanka s Lasith Malinga will depart the sector Cup to wait his mother-in-law s funeral, but the pace bowler plans to be returned for the team s subsequent world Cup suit against Australia.

The 1996 champions were anticipating the start of their sport towards Bangladesh, which was in the end washed out with out a ball bowled in Bristol on Tuesday, whilst information broke that Malinga changed into scheduled to fly lower back domestic after the in shape.

"Lasith Malinga will depart the team following Sri Lanka s world Cup recreation towards Bangladesh, on the way to be performed today, as his mom-in-law has handed away," stated a Sri Lanka Cricket release.

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"The participant is predicted to sign up for the team, before the team s next global Cup game, a good way to be played towards Australia at the 15th June, 2019."

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne, speakme after the washout, stated: "Malinga goes to Colombo these days and he has said he can be lower back before the Australian game.

"we're hopeful he'll come. Via a few danger if he is not able to come, we can need to play with what we've got."

Sri Lanka turned up at Bristol on Tuesday already knowing they could be without Nuwan Pradeep after the paceman suffered a finger damage at some stage in training on Sunday.

"The physio says he wishes about a week to recover," added Karunaratne.

"We need to see how healthy-fit he is after the damage earlier than the Australia in shape."

Sri Lanka have now earned 4 points from their 4 video games within the international Cup to some distance.

They misplaced to New Zealand of their opening in shape, then beat Afghanistan earlier than a rain-deserted recreation in opposition to Pakistan in Bristol on June 7.