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Sri Lanka drop Malinga for India T20s

Lasith Malinga has again been left out of Sri Lanka's Twenty20 squad to face India. (AAP)

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has again been overlooked by Sri Lankan selectors for the upcoming three-match T20 series in India.

Sri Lanka have dropped fast bowler Lasith Malinga from their squad of 15 players for the upcoming three-match Twenty20 series against India.

It is the second successive series for which the 34-year-old fast bowler has been overlooked. He last played for Sri Lanka in the only T20 match against India last July and was dropped for the one-day internationals as well as T20 games against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates.

Malinga was also not considered for the current one-day international series in India.

The team, led by Thisara Perera, will play three T20 matches against India starting December 20.