Chaminda Vaas, an integral member of the Sri Lankan team that won the 1996 World Cup, has said he foresees himself playing till the 2011 event to be held in the subcontinent.
"I think I will be able to play [in 2011] but everything depends upon my fitness," Vaas, the new-ball bowler who was part of the side that finished runners-up in the latest World Cup, told BBC Sandeshaya, the Sinhalese channel.
"I am maintaining a good fitness at the moment and I'd rather focus on year by year than a long period", Vaas, who is turning out for Middlesex in the County Championship, said. "However, I think I will be able to play in 2011, if I maintain my current level of fitness. Courtney Walsh and Ambrose for example, played until they were 38."
Vaas, who has snared 313 Test victims and 383 ODI wickets, felt his biggest advantage over other fast bowlers was his ability to adjust to pitches in the subcontinent. "My record as a sub-continent bowler speaks for itself. I think I have achieved a lot in my cricketing career for which I am very proud of."
What adds weight to this assertion is that Vaas is only the second fast bowler, after Imran Khan, to take 14 wickets in a match in the subcontinent