Lasith Malinga appointed as Sri Lankan bowling coach!
CRICDOT DESK : The Sri Lankan cricket team will tour Australia in February. They will play a five-match T20 series on Australian soil. Sri Lanka’s legendary pacer Lasith Malinga could be the pace bowling coach for that tour. Sri Lanka cricket team consultant Mahela Jayawardene has recommended Malinga as the pace bowling coach.
However, the Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) has not yet made an official announcement. Malinga has previously worked as a bowling consultant for IPL team Mumbai Indians.
In 2014, Sri Lanka won the Twenty20 World Cup under Malinga. Mahela wants to use Malinga’s experience in the dressing room. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka today announced a 20-member squad for the tour of Australia. Dashun Shanaka has been retained as the captain.
Sri Lanka squad at a glance
Dashun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nishanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kushal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Thiksena, Dushmant Chamera, Kamil Mishra, Prabin Jayabindu, Prabin Jayabirangu, , Binura Fernando, Jeffrey Vanderse and Shiran Fernando.