Inarguably one of the greatest limited-overs bowlers in his heydays, 'Slinga' Malinga is loved by many around the world not only for his achievements on the field but also off it. His rave hairstyles and slinging bowling action make for great entertainment whenever he is on the field. However, after increasing fitness issues and loss of form, he was dropped from the Lankan side a couple of years ago only to make a successful return in 2018 looking fitter and almost as menacing as he was when he took 4 wickets in 4 balls in the 2007 World Cup. The 2019 English summer could yet prove to be his ultimate swansong as he would be hoping to leave the game that he has loved the most on a high.read more
Sri Lanka is set to play three T20Is, followed by five ODIs in Colombo and Pallekele
Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the team's Bowling Strategy Coach for the white-ball leg of the series against Australia.
Rajasthan Royals on Friday also announced that Paddy Upton has joined the squad as a 'Team Catalyst'.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play five T20 Internationals in Australia starting from February 11.
Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan became the leading wicket-taker in T20Is after taking his second wicket during his team's opening round T20 World Cup match against Scotland.
Veteran Sri Lanka cricketer Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Malinga, who has announced his retirement from ODI cricket, was released by his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) ahead of the 2021 auctions.
Malinga would repeat the feat over a decade later in a T20I against New Zealand in 2019.
Malinga featured in 122 matches in the IPL, all for Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians announced the news a few hours after they had announced their 18-member retention squad for IPL 2021 which did not feature Malinga.
The tournament will be played between November 21-December 13 at two venues -- Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.
The 37-year-old Malinga has been ruled out for the season and in his absence, MI are relying upon the likes of James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah to deliver in the death overs.
The former Australian pacer feels Bumrah's ability to make impact with both new and old balls makes him perfect fit to fill the void left by Malinga
Lasith Malinga will miss the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, as he withdrew from the tournament due to personal reasons.
Mumbai do have a solid team, certain to put them in the playoffs. They have a mighty batting lineup and equally strong bowling options to choose from despite the absence of Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga has withdrawn from the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League due to personal reasons.
Lasith Malinga, widely regarded as one of the most impactful limited-overs bowlers of all time, is celebrating his 37th birthday today.
Malinga had successfully defended eight runs in the final over for Mumbai Indians during the summit clash against Chennai Super Kings last year.
The team comprised of some formidable cricketers while also missing out on some of the big names.
Malinga is known to kiss the ball often at the start of his run-up which is what Tendulkar pointed out.