World Cup squads: country gamble on Malinga in 15-man squad

The mercurial Malinga had left articulatio talocruralis surgery in Sep and incomprehensible  the team's one-day series against India and European country. country have enclosed pace spearhead Lasith Malinga in their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup despite considerations over his fitness when articulatio talocruralis surgery, the country's cricket board same on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Malinga, whose yorkers delivered with a sling-shot action sometimes makes him nearly unplayable, are going to be crucial for Sri Lanka's probabilities within the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Sjaelland.

Malinga is predicted to come within the later stages of the seven match ODI series against New Sjaelland, that starts in urban center on Sunday, and was enclosed within the World Cup squad, subject to fitness, the country board same in an exceedingly statement.

The 2011 World Cup runners-up, World Health Organization lost to India within the final, conjointly enclosed off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake, World Health Organization was recently cleared to bowl when remedial work on his action. The team are going to be diode by allrounder Angelo Mathews with left-handed hitter Lahiru Thirimanne as his deputy.

Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga was the sole name missing from the 16-member squad which will play within the ODI series in New Sjaelland as a prolusion for the February. 14-March twenty nine World Cup.

Squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (subject to fitness), Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake.

The island nation can play 2 prolusion games, against Republic of South Africa and Southern Rhodesia, before their gap match of the tournament against co-hosts New Sjaelland on February 14.

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