Malinga to miss second ODI

Malinga is the second Sri Lankan player to be diagnosed with viral influenza after Lakshan Sandakan

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the second ODI against Zimbabwe on Sunday due to an illness.

Malinga has been diagnosed with viral influenza and has been advised to rest for 48 hours.

The 33-year-old featured in Sri Lanka’s shock six-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in the first ODI on Friday and took one wicket.

Malinga is now five wickets short of becoming the fourth Sri Lankan player to take 300 ODI wickets. The other players to have achieved this feat are Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Sanath Jayasuriya.

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