Galle, 1st July 2017,
Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed today (1) that Slinga, Lasith Malinga who is just short of his 300th ODI scalp, has been diagnosed with a viral influenza.
Medical reports have ruled him out of the next game and recommended a rest period of 48 hours.
SLC also confirmed that Chinaman, Lakshan Sandakan had sat out the first ODI against Zimbabwe due to an attack of the same bug.
Sri Lanka play their second ODI against visitors Zimbabwe tomorrow (2) at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium.