[caption id="attachment_638371" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-638371" alt="Lasith Malinga AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/000_RP5WK.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Lasith Malinga AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma s centuries dashed Sri Lanka s hopes to make it to the 2019 World Cup as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> thrashed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> by massive 168 runs. Stand-in captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lasith-malinga" target="_blank">Lasith Malinga</a> did get his 300 ODI wickets but was unable to restore the faith in fragile Sri Lanka side as India now lead the 5-match ODI series by 4-0. After Sri Lanka s disappointing defeat, Malinga said he would assess his future after the current series. Malinga returned to the limited-overs format after 19 months. Since his return, Malinga has been unable to get wickets at his will. Malinga has managed to take just 9 wickets off 12 matches. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking to the reporters after the massive defeat, Malinga threw light on his future, I'm playing after 19 months following a leg injury. In the Zimbabwe and India series I couldn't play well. I'll see where I'm at after this series, and evaluate how long I can play given the way my body is. No matter how experienced I am, if I can't win a match for the team and do what the team needs, there's no point in me being here. I'll see if I can make up for that 19 months and regain that form over the next three or four months. I'll see the number of games that I get. If not I'll have to consider the state of my body, and what is expected of me. If I can't deliver that, then I'll happily retire. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga also feels lack of experience hurt Sri Lanka, When you look at other teams, you can think about how many of their players have played a lot of matches. If you take our 11 cricketers, how many ODIs have they played? I think we are lacking experience. Except for Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne and myself, others have played very little. That's why when a difficult situation comes and we're playing against a good team, we find it hard to come out of that. Now we need to give these guys a place and experience until 2019.