Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga will leave for home after Tuesday’s World Cup match against Bangladesh here, following the death of his mother-in-law, but will return on time for the game against Australia on Friday. “Lasith Malinga will leave the team following Sri Lanka’s World Cup game against Bangladesh, which will be played today, as his Mother-In-Law has passed away,” Sri Lanka Cricket Board said on its official Twitter handle. “He is expected to join the team, before the team’s next #CWC19 game, which will be played against Australia on 15th.” Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table Latest Update After RR vs PBKS, Match 4: Punjab Kings Move to 3rd Spot After Beating Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson Pips KL Rahul to Take Orange Cap

Malinga is seen as crucial to his team’s chances at the World Cup, bringing along a wealth of experience. His spell of 3/39 against Afghanistan helped Sri Lanka defend a modest total of 201 in a rain-affected game in Cardiff. Also Read - IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Report: Sanju Samson Hundred in Vain as Punjab Kings Edge Rajasthan Royals in High-Scoring Thriller at Wankhede Stadium

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side have collected three points from three matches. They lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets in their opening match before sharing a point each with Pakistan from the rain-abandoned game in Bristol on June 7. Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia Are Capable of Being Outstanding Performers at International Stage, Says Kumar Sangakkara