Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old fast bowler would depart after the match against Bangladesh in Bristol to attend the funeral of Mrs. Kanthi Perera in Colombo on Thursday.
The Sri Lankan fast bowler is expected to return home immediately after the game and will return in time for the team's next game in the World Cup.
Lasith Malinga believes that Sri Lanka's batsmen must show more patience under pressure in Tuesday's "must-win" encounter against World Cup dark horses Afghanistan to put their crushing opening-round defeat behind them.
It was a sight to watch as Malinga and Stoinis engaged themselves in a conversation during which the Lankan 'toe-crusher' demonstrated the slow ball execution.
Timing is key when pulling off the perfect bluff, and Lasith Malinga did just that when he redeemed himself in spectacular fashion on Sunday night to lead Mumbai to an unprecedented fourth IPL title.
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