Lasith Malinga

  • Lasith Malinga attributes his success in World T20 to IPL 08-04-2014 10:13 PM

    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...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success 07-04-2014 09:31 AM

    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...
  • World T20 Final: SL limit India to 130/4 despite Kohli blitz 06-04-2014 08:48 PM

    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 06-04-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 08:21 AM

    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...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats 05-04-2014 08:01 PM

    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...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' 05-04-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final 05-04-2014 05:01 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 27 runs (D/L) to enter World T20 final 03-04-2014 10:05 PM

    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...
  • Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out 03-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Mirpur: Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies on Thursday after captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Chandimal's decision on Twitter on Thursday. Chandimal has been in indifferent form and had missed Sri Lanka's...
  • England ready for Malinga and Mendis threat, says Bopara 26-03-2014 11:30 PM

    Dhaka: England's batsmen are adequately prepared for the challenge of facing maverick Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in Thursday's vital World Twenty20 match, all-rounder Ravi Bopara said on Wednesday. England were unfortunate to lose to New Zealand om the Duckworth-Lewis scoting method in Saturday's rain-ruined super 10...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, World T20 24-03-2014 06:41 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka have opted to field won against the Netherlands. Probables: Netherlands: 1 Michael Swart, 2 Stephan Myburgh, 3 Wesley Barresi (wk), 4 Peter Borren (capt), 5 Tom Cooper, 6 Ben Cooper, 7 Mudassar Bukhari, 8 Logan van...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest 22-03-2014 07:04 PM

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India 17-03-2014 10:43 PM

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs....
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for 14-03-2014 01:38 PM

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the bowlers to watch out for during the tournament: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka Malinga has now played international cricket for almost 10 years but batsmen still struggle to read...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 08-03-2014 09:35 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target...
  • Batting was tough on a slow track: Sangakkara 03-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Mirpur: He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard. Sangakkara yet again emerged...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri lanka, Asia Cup 28-02-2014 12:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, croll down to the bottom of the page) The two of the hot favourites for the Asia Cup 2014, India and Sri Lanka lock horns for what could be one of the most vital games of the tournament. A win for either side would almost ensure a...
  • Lasith Malinga is our 'go to man' under pressure: Angelo Mathews 25-02-2014 10:48 PM

    Fatullah: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Tuesday heaped praise on Lasith Malinga, who played a crucial role in his side's 12-run win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener, and said the right-arm fast bowler has been his "go to man" under pressure situations. Malinga took a brilliant five-wicket...
  • Asia Cup: Malinga takes five wickets as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 12 runs 25-02-2014 10:18 PM

    Fatullah: Speedster Lasith Malinga's brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Tuesday. Malinga produced a sensational spell of death bowling, picking up key...
  • 1st T20, Ban vs SL: as it happened 12-02-2014 04:12 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty 20-01-2014 03:05 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule...
  • Mumbai Indians retain Rohit, Malinga, Pollard, Harbhajan and Rayudu 10-01-2014 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: Defending champions Mumbai Indians on Friday retained five players including skipper Rohit Sharma and dashing West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard, for the upcoming seventh season of Indian Premier League. Apart from skipper Rohit and Pollard, the three others retained are senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga...
  • SLC likely to drop Malinga from Bangladesh tour 02-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is likely to drop pacer Lasith Malinga from the national squad to tour Bangladesh as a means of sending a strong signal to the star bowler over his indifferent attitude towards training and poor performance. Following Sri Lanka's 2-3 loss in the recent ODI series...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 13-12-2013 09:13 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan are going in with an unchanged squad while Sri Lanka have given a chance to Seekkuge Prasanna in place of Ajantha Mendis. Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai 11-12-2013 09:01 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Dubai. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 19-11-2013 06:31 PM

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand start their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest version of the game. Sri Lanka once...