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Lasith Malinga named Sri Lanka’s bowling technique coach for Australia collection



Legendary Lasith Malinga, the previous quick bowler and captain, has been appointed Sri Lanka’s bowling technique coach for the upcoming white-ball fixtures of their residence collection towards Australia subsequent week.

Notably, Malinga had occupied an analogous function when Sri Lanka toured Australia for a five-match T20I collection in February earlier this 12 months. Although Sri Lanka misplaced the collection 4-1, the bowlers did handle to impress as the best complete that Australia might handle throughout 5 video games was 164/6.

“Malinga, throughout the tour, will assist Sri Lanka’s bowlers, offering tactical perception and technical experience to assist the on-field execution of strategic plans,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned in a press launch.

“Sri Lanka Cricket is assured that Malinga’s huge expertise and famend death-bowling experience, particularly within the T20 format, will assist the crew immensely going into this all-important collection,” the discharge added.

Malinga additionally served as a bowling mentor for Rajasthan Royals (RR) within the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Underneath his management, the Royals’ bowlers put up a dominant present, as Yuzvendra Chahal bagged the purple cap after ending IPL 2022 with 27 wickets in 17 video games. Notably, the Sanju Samson-led Royals reached the ultimate of the event for the primary time since 2008 however lost to Gujarat Titans (GT) by seven wickets.

The three-match T20I collection is ready to start on 7 June in Colombo. Just lately, Sri Lanka had named an 18-member squad for the upcoming T20Is, which featured maiden call-ups for the younger pair of Nuwanidu Fernando – the top-order batter – and Matheesha Pathirana – the right-arm pacer. Additional, star leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and wicketkeeper-batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa have additionally returned to the T20I squad.

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