newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | SLC wants Lasith Malinga to play domestic matches instead of ‘wasting time’ in IPL

Sri Lanka Cricket selectors are, reportedly, not happy with Lasith Malinga and want him to play the upcoming domestic matches, instead of warming the bench and being a bowling mentor for Mumbai. The 34-year was unsold in the auctions this year and has picked up the role of bowling mentor for MI.
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newscricket4 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Mahela Jayawardene pegs Sri Lanka as favourites but doesn’t rule out India

Mahela Jayawardene has surprisingly picked hosts Sri Lanka as the favourites to win the Nidahas Trophy, highlighting their good start to 2018 and India’s visiting under-strength side. The former skipper stated that Malinga’s absence will put pressure on the Lions' inexperienced bowling strikeforce.
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newscricket4 months ago

Malinga can still contribute to Sri Lankan cricket, feels Chandika Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes that veteran pace bowler Lasith Malinga could still make a comeback to the national team ahead of the World Cup. Hathurusingha also admitted that India would start as favourites in the upcoming tri-nation series, Nidahas Trophy.
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newscricket4 months ago

Nidahas Trophy : BCB and SLC not concerned with BCCI’s decision of resting star players

BCB and the SLC have asserted that they are not concerned with BCCI’s decision of resting star players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for the Nidahas Trophy. The Tri-series, which is scheduled to start from March 6 in Colombo, will mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence.
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newscricket4 months ago

I was not surprised at MI’s decision not to have retained me, discloses Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga, after joining Mumbai Indians as their bowling mentor, has revealed that he was aware that the franchise would not retain him for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Malinga has also hinted that he will announce his retirement from the international cricket soon.
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newscricket4 months ago

Mumbai Indians appoint Lasith Malinga as bowling mentor

Defending IPL champions, Mumbai Indians, have appointed Lasith Malinga as their bowling mentor and he will join head coach Mahela Jayawardene and bowling coach Shane Bond in the MI backroom staff. The Sri Lankan pacer has played 110 matches for Mumbai winning three titles and claiming 157 wickets.
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newscricket5 months ago

Lasith Malinga hints at possible retirement before 2019 World Cup

After being ignored during the recent IPL auction in Bangalore, veteran bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that it might be time to draw curtains on a highly decorated career. The Lankan-born pacer was also overlooked by Sri Lanka Cricket for the upcoming Tri-series involving India and Bangladesh.
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newscricket5 months ago

Eric Simons compares Jasprit Bumrah with Lasith Malinga

India's ex-bowling coach Eric Simons has heaped praised on Jasprit Bumrah by comparing him to Lasith Malinga for his ability to bring variations into his game. Simons also appreciated other Indian pacers stating that they have shown good patience and stuck to their plans in the first two Tests.
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newscricket6 months ago

Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal left out of Sri Lanka T20 squad for India series

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the squad for the upcoming three T20I games against India which will start after the third ODI in Visakhapatnam. Lasith Malinga didn’t find a place in the squad and Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been rested for the games.
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newscricket8 months ago

WATCH | Lasith Malinga takes three wickets with his new off-spinning deliveries

Lasith Malinga has shown his new off-spinning ability which helped him take three wickets during the 25th Singer-MCA Premier Knockout final match in Sri Lanka. The fearsome pacer had been a regular member of ODI side of Sri Lanka, but his recent struggling form forces him to stay out of the squad.
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