Not entirely fit though played to uncover we can do what a group needs, says Malinga after match-winning spell

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Mirpur: After picking adult a compare winning four-wicket transport in his initial tour given November, Sri Lanka captain and premier bowler Lasith Malinga pronounced that he is still not entirely fit, lifting questions on his appearance serve in a tournament.

Lasith Malinga reacts after a exclusion of UAE’s Rohan Mustafa. AFP

“I am not alright. we have still not entirely recovered. we wanted to play this compare and assistance a other players and uncover them we can do whatever a group needs,” pronounced Malinga after heading his group to a 14-run win over UAE in their Asia Cup opener in Bangladesh on Thursday.

His bid done a disproportion after Sri Lanka put adult an typical batting opening to finish adult with 129/8. Malinga certified that batting needs to improve.

“Yes it (batting) is an issue. After a retirement of Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela have experience, we will have to give time to a youngsters,” a captain added.

UAE captain Amjad Javed pronounced a group will demeanour to rebound behind opposite Bangladesh tomorrow.

“The whole diversion was excellent. We put them [Sri Lanka] underneath vigour with a bowling. It was a large set behind to remove dual wickets to Malinga in a initial over. Then we mislaid dual some-more wickets and it is always formidable to chase. We have a compare tomorrow. We will come behind and try to do the best,” pronounced Javed, whose group finished with 115/9 in 20 overs.