LASITH MALINGA

  • IPL 8: Lasith Malinga fined five percent of match fee Yesterday

    Mumbai: Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians was on Sunday fined five percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. According to a release from the Board of Control for Cricket in India...
  • IPL 8: Rohit Sharma praises Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan after MI's win 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was effusive in his praise for his bowlers, who defended a modest 157 against Sun Risers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket game on Saturday. "It was a brilliant bowling performance as defending 157 was not easy. The bowlers executed the plans superbly and as a...
  • IPL 8: Malinga, McClenaghan take Mumbai Indians to 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 days ago

    All the talk in the 30-minute period between the toss and the start of the match was about the prospect of Dale Steyn and Trent Boult bowling in tandem, after the latter was drafted into the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. Having both pacers in the XI strengthened Hyderabad's bowling and helped...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's road to quarter-finals March 17, 2015

    After an extensive phase of group stages that saw 42 matches in four weeks spread across 14 cities and two countries separated by sea, the cricket World Cup 2015 has reached the knockout stages. The quarter-finals will kick off on Wednesday with 1996 champion Sri Lanka battling against pre-tournament favourites South...
  • World Cup 2015: Mahela Jayawardene praises Lasith Malinga March 16, 2015

    Sydney: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene on Monday praised pace spearhead Lasith Malinga, crediting him with returning straight to form in the cricket World Cup after a five-month injury lay-off. Though not at his lethal best, Malinga has been Sri Lanka's premier bowler in the group stages, pocketing 11 wickets...
  • Glenn McGrath unhappy with the quality of bowling in World Cup March 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australian quickie Glenn McGrath is disappointed with the quality of pace bowling in the ongoing cricket World Cup and feels Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga and Australia's Mitchell Starc are the only two who have impressed him. "Apart from Malinga and Mitchell Starc I haven't seen many bowlers trying to...
  • ICC World Cup: Lasith Malinga feels rhythm, not blues after surgery March 7, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga believes his bowling rhythm is returning at the World Cup after undergoing ankle surgery in September. The sling-arm fast bowler has relied on pain killing injections to make it through his matches at the tournament but says he is feeling more comfortable on the field. The...
  • Cricket World Cup: Lasith Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka February 28, 2015

    The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again. Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka's calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off. Sanath Jayasuria knew exactly what he and his colleagues on the selection...
  • Don't write off Malinga despite horror show against Kiwis, says Murali February 15, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan insists Lasith Malinga will still be a factor at the World Cup despite the sling-arm fast bowler enduring a nightmare return to action after six months out. Malinga was smashed to all parts of the Hagley Oval on Saturday in his team's 98-run loss to...
  • All-round New Zealand humble Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: A cold, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a summery bright afternoon in Christchurch as the home team rang in the World Cup with a commanding performance against Sri Lanka on Saturday (February 14). If the Hagley Oval provided the perfect...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 1 February 14, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Camps with contrasting moods -- New Zealand brimming with confidence and Sri Lanka searching for consistency -- launch the cricket World Cup. New Zealand, co-hosts with Australia, have their tails up after a 4-2 domination of Sri Lanka in a recent...
  • World Cup 2015: Malinga's X-factor, McCullum's flair spice up opener February 13, 2015

    Christchurch: Camps with contrasting moods -- New Zealand brimming with confidence and Sri Lanka searching for consistency -- launch the cricket World Cup on Saturday. New Zealand, co-hosts with Australia, have their tails up after a 4-2 domination of Sri Lanka in a recent warm up series followed by a resounding...
  • Not overawed by pressure, says Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga February 8, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lanka's premier pacer Lasith Malinga claimed on Sunday that he wasn't overawed by the task of leading his team's bowling unit in the World Cup and is under no pressure whatsoever. "I don't know what pressure means," he was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.com on Sunday. "I'm always used to...
  • Lasith Malinga is back to full fitness: Angelo Mathews February 8, 2015

    There have been some question marks over Lasith Malinga's availability for the 2015 World Cup, but Angelo Mathews declared that Sri Lanka's premier fast bowler will be fit for the tournament opener against New Zealand on February 14. "He (Malinga) has progressed really well, and he's back to full fitness," said...
  • Lasith Malinga best death bowler, say England batsmen February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England's premier batting trio of Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali have unanimously declared Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka as the best death bowler they have ever faced. "He (Malinga) gets it in the hole. He has a good yorker. It's so hard to play. Would I scoop him?...
  • Sri Lanka have a terrific, well-balanced squad, says Rahul Dravid February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that Sri Lanka are a "terrific" side and one of the most "well-balanced" units in the Cricket World Cup starting February 14. "It's a terrific squad, it's a really well balanced squad. They've got some really experienced batsmen. They've got the likes of...
  • World Cup squads: Sri Lanka gamble on Malinga in 15-man squad January 7, 2015

    Sri Lanka have included pace spearhead Lasith Malinga in their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup despite concerns over his fitness after ankle surgery, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. The mercurial Malinga had left ankle surgery in September and missed the team's one-day series against India and England. Malinga...
  • Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs December 22, 2014

    Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu. The mercurial Malinga underwent surgery on his left ankle in September and missed...
  • 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...