LASITH MALINGA

  • Lasith Malinga to undergo ankle treatment in Australia September 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will have to do without Lasith Malinga for about threeandahalf months until early next year as the speedster has planned to get his troubled ankle treated in Australia. National Selector Pramodaya Wickramasingha said that the rightarmer would be soon flying to Australia for treatment to an ankle injury...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians knocked out; Northern Knights, Lahore Lions reach main round September 16, 2014

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a onesided sixwicket victory in the final qualifying round match, on Tuesday. Apart from Northern, the other team that qualified for...
  • As it happened: Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians, CLT20, Qualifier 2 September 13, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers. Lahore Lions also have a strong...
  • Rohit Sharma ruled out of CLT20 due to injury September 10, 2014

    In a big setback to the Mumbai Indians, skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 due to multiple injuries. The star batsman sustained a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff and in addition to that he has been diagnosed with...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard frontrunner to lead Mumbai Indians August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • 1st ODI: Maqsood, Fawad guide Pakistan home in tricky chase August 23, 2014

    Hambantota: Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam shared a recordbreaking partnership as they powered Pakistan to a fourwicket victory against Sri Lanka with one ball to spare in the first oneday international on Saturday. Maqsood made an unbeaten 89 off 73 balls and Alam scored 62 off 61 as Pakistan raced to...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • 2nd ODI: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series July 9, 2014

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second onedayer on Wednesday to draw the threematch series level at 11. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for...
  • Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets to win ODI series June 4, 2014

    Birmingham: Sri Lanka swept to a sixwicket victory over England at Edgbaston on Tuesday, sealing a 32 victory in their oneday international series. Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten 60 and Mahela Jayawardene added 53 as the tourists reached 222 for 4 in reply to England's 219 all out in the decider...
  • 4th ODI: England lose to Sri Lanka despite Jos Buttler century May 31, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka weathered a brilliant knock of 121 by Jos Buttler to beat England by seven runs in the fourth oneday international and take the fivematch series to a decider at 22. Veteran lefthander Kumar Sangakkara struck 112 for his 19th ODI century as Sri Lanka posted 300 for 9...
  • Eoin Morgan rues Lasith Malinga impact after T20 loss May 21, 2014

    London: Eoin Morgan was left marvelling at the skill of rival captain Lasith Malinga after the Sri Lanka skipper played a key role in the tourists' ninerun Twenty20 international win at The Oval. Malinga, who led the islanders to World Twenty20 glory in Bangladesh earlier this year, had long been...
  • T20I: Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga star in close win over England May 21, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka weathered a belligerent knock of 66 from Alex Hales to beat England by nine runs on Tuesday in their first Twenty20 international since winning the world title last month. Allrounder Thisara Perera smashed 49 off 20 balls to lift the Sri Lankans to 183 for 7 after being...
  • Lasith Malinga eager to maintain unbeaten run against England May 20, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga is looking forward to maintaining his perfect record as captain when his Twenty20 world champions face England in cricket's shortest format at The Oval on Tuesday. Malinga has enjoyed three wins from three matches since replacing the outofform Dinesh Chandimal during the ICC World...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Ashwin power Chennai to a 4wicket win over Mumbai May 10, 2014

    Opener Dwayne Smith's fine 57 off 51 balls and R Ashwin's 3wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings clinch a 4wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with 3 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium. With the win, Chennai broke Mumbai's impeccable 10match winning record at the Wankhede, the longest winning streak at...
  • Malinga is Sri Lanka's new T20 skipper, Chandimal gets axe April 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including the semi-final and final, of the recent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh...
  • Dropping Kallis and tactics cost Mumbai Indians the game April 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening encounter of IPL 7 but he feels responsible for the team's loss as the Sri Lankan pacer feels the catch he dropped of Jacques Kallis cost he defending champions dearly. Kallis was dropped when he was...
  • Lasith Malinga attributes his success in World T20 to IPL April 8, 2014

    Colombo: Pacer Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to the World T20 title, has attributed his success in the just-concluded event in Bangladesh to IPL. "My experience of playing in the IPL for 6 years helped," Malinga told reporters on arrival here. The team was given a hero's welcome at the international...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh Chandimal...
  • World T20 Final: SL limit India to 130/4 despite Kohli blitz April 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka dropped Virat Kohli when he was on 11 but then conceded just 19 off the last four overs to compensate for the 66 Kohli scored more. That and Yuvraj Singh's struggling 11 off 21 balls limited India to a below-par 130 for 4 in the ICC World Twenty20...
  • World T20 Final: Lots at stake for Team India and Sri Lanka April 6, 2014

    India vs Sri Lanka match-ups haven't generated much interest of late, but the one on Sunday is different - it's for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. From farewells to history to breaking jinx, the 40-over slugfest will have lots at stake when the two subcontinent giants meet. Here's what to...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka April 6, 2014

    Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins. There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri Lanka,...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 Tests...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Will it be third time lucky for Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankans have played in the World Twenty20 final two times, but never walked away with the trophy. Here are five things to know about the Sri Lankan team that will play Sunday's World Twenty20 final against India: Bad history:...
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 27 runs (D/L) to enter World T20 final April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: A dominant Sri Lanka on Thursday made it to the ICC World T20 final for the third time knocking out defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings. Batting first in the first semi-final,...