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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | This series win a new beginning for us, says Dimuth Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne has agreed that Sri Lanka are looking forward to a new beginning after a long-stretch spanning 44 months during which their ODI form had struck a low point. Sri Lanka finally embraced a home series victory when they whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the recently-concluded ODI series.
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newscricket25 days ago

Twitter reacts to Lasith Malinga's ODI retirement after masterclass against Bangladesh in his last ODI

Lasith Malinga turned back the clock in his last ODI by removing Tamim Iqbal and Souwmya Sarkar with vicious toe-crushing yorkers, and then ended the innings by dismissing Mustafizur, winning one last game for his country. The Twitterati exploded and wishes came pouring in for the veteran.
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newscricket25 days ago

"You have to be match-winners" - Lasith Malinga tells younger Sri Lankan bowlers

Lasith Malinga, who donned the Sri Lankan colours in ODI cricket for one last time on Friday, advised the next set of bowlers to push themselves to be match-winners for Sri Lanka. Malinga produced a fine spell of three for 38 in his farewell ODI as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 91 runs.
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newscricket25 days ago

VIDEO | Lasith Malinga unleashes trademark toe-crushing yorker in final ODI to leave Tamim Iqbal on the floor

On Friday, ODI cricket bid goodbye to one of the greatest fast bowlers of the 21st century in Lasith Malinga. However, Malinga made his final ODI a one to remember, as not only did he bowl his side to victory, but also showcased his unique and trademark trait - the toe-crushing, inswinging yorker.
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newscricketa month ago

Very happy to pave way for new players to prepare for next World Cup, says Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has stated that he is only too happy to step down so that the younger players coming through have ample to prove themselves and prepare for the next World Cup. Malinga, Sri Lanka’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs, will play his final match against Bangladesh on Friday.
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newscricketa month ago

Lasith Malinga to continue playing T20Is post ODI retirement

Veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has stated that he will continue to feature in T20s for Sri Lanka post his ODI retirement, and that he hopes to play in the 2020 T20 World Cup. Earlier this week, Malinga had announced that the first ODI against Bangladesh will be his last ODI match.
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newscricketa month ago

Lasith Malinga to hang up boots after first ODI against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka’s oldest war horse Lasith Malinga is set to call time on his illustrious ODI career after he confirmed that he will retire from white-ball cricket after the first ODI against Bangladesh on July 26. The Mumbai Indians pacer has a tally of 335 wickets in 219 ODIs while playing for Sri Lanka.
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newscricketa month ago

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Hosts call up Akila Dhananjay, Niroshan Dickwella for ODI series

After being ignored for the ICC World Cup, Akila Dhananjay and Niroshan Dickwella have returned to the squad for the upcoming series against Bangladesh. However, former skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been ignored once again while Nuwan Pradeep has made a full recovery and is back in the squad.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Jasprit Bumrah was extremely committed and was always willing to learn, says Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga, who took Jasprit Bumrah under his wing while playing for Mumbai Indians, has hailed the determination of the youngster while naming him the best bowler in the world. Malinga bid farewell to World Cup cricket last week, as he played his last ever World Cup game against India.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Don’t think Sri Lanka were consistent enough at WC, says Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene admitted that Sri Lanka weren’t consistent enough at this year’s ICC World Cup which ultimately saw them finish sixth with three wins and four losses from nine games. Sri Lanka ended their World Cup campaign with a seven-wicket loss to India in Leeds on Saturday.
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