Lasith Malinga should continue playing Test cricket: Andy Flower

Andy Flower felt that Lasith Malinga is an outstanding bowler and his involvement makes the game interesting Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: No 14, 2011

Andy Flower criticised the decision of Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga to announce retirement from Test cricket.

The England coach felt that Malinga is an outstanding bowler and should continue playing Test cricket for the country.

“The rewards out there for playing less cricket are obvious. It s a great sadness to world cricket that we re losing players like him from Test cricket that guy should be playing Test cricket for Sri Lanka,” he said.

“There s no doubt about that it makes the world game more interesting if he s involved in it. They have to act very responsibly and make decisions on what s good for the game in the future. I m not sure that s the case at the moment,” the English mentor added

Malinga, who recently quit Test cricket, had mentioned that he wanted to play for the country in the shorter version of the game till the next World Cup.