Sri Lanka Cricket names Lasith Malinga as bowling strategy coach for Australia tour

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga to serve Sri Lanka Cricket as a bowling strategy coach for Australia tour. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday has appointed Lasith Malinga as the ‘Bowling Strategy Coach’ of the National Team for the upcoming Tour of Australia.

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Sri Lankan fast bowling legend and former captain of the ODI and T20I team, is expected to bring in a lot of experience in the team especially against the Kangaroos.

Owing to his new short-term role as a specialist coach, Malinga will nurse Sri Lanka’s
bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field
execution of strategic plans.

I am very excited about the opportunity, says Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is Sri Lanka’s bowling strategy coach for the Australia tour. Photo Credit: SLC.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that Malinga’s vast experience and renowned death-bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into this series.

“We have some very talented young bowlers and I am very excited about the
opportunity to share my experience and knowledge to help them develop,” Malinga commented after his appointment.

Known for bowling searing yorkers, Malinga was appointed by the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Besides, the appointment is effective from 1st to 20th February 2022.


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