[caption id="attachment_817945" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-817945" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Lasith-Malinga_CSA-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="407" /> Lasith Malinga will retire from international cricket after next year's Twenty20 World Cup. @Twitter/Cricket South Africa[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lankan</a> limited overs captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lasith-malinga/">Lasith Malinga</a> will retire from international cricket after next year's Twenty20 World Cup, he revealed on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga said that he would quit one-day internationals after the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> in England and Wales this summer before calling time on his career following the Twenty20 tournament, being played in Australia over October-November 2020. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/lasith-malinga-prefers-world-cup-preparation-over-indian-t20-league-817882">Lasith Malinga prefers World Cup preparation over Indian T20 league</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending," the 35-year-old said after his his side were beaten by 16 runs by South Africa in the second Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park. (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/sri-lanka-in-south-africa-2019-200896/live-scores/south-africa-vs-sri-lanka-live-cricket-score-2nd-t20i-match-186667-summary.html">South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: FULL SCORECARD</a>) <p></p> <p></p>"I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/dimuth-karunaratne-in-contention-to-captain-sri-lanka-at-icc-world-cup-2019-816642">Dimuth Karunaratne in contention to captain Sri Lanka at ICC World Cup 2019</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Malinga dismissed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a>'s top-scorer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/reeza-hendricks">Reeza Hendricks</a> for 65 on Friday, his 97th T20 international wicket. He is one short of the world record of 98 held by Pakistan s Shahid Afridi.