ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka unsure of Lasith Malinga 's availability for opener vs Afghanistan
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said that they are yet to get a 'yes or no' about Malinga's availability.
New Delhi: Premier Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga's availability for their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 against Afghanistan is under scanner.
Ahead of their clash at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said that they are yet to get a 'yes or no' about his availability.
"We are yet to get yes or no from physio. He will have net session tomorrow. We will test his bowling tomorrow and will wait.
"He bowled a couple of overs with short run-up. He will bowl with full run-up tomorrow and we will take a call," said Mathews.
Keeping his recent injuries in mind, Malinga even handed over his T20 captaincy to ODI and Test skipper Mathews just ahead of the coveted tournament.
Malinga also missed the warm-up games of the WT20 against New Zealand and Pakistan to give him some more time to recover before the mega event.
The slinger played his last match against UAE and returned with four-wicket haul in the Asia Cup T20, which took place in Bangladesh.
(With PTI inputs)