Lasith Malinga appointed as RCB bowling coach
CRICDOT DESK : Sri Lankan speed star Lasith Malinga is returning to the IPL. But this time, not to play, the world will see coach Malinga through IPL. The Sri Lankan fast bowler, who has won the title four times for the Mumbai Indians, retired from all forms of cricket in September last year. This time Rajasthan Royals have appointed Malinga as their fast bowling coach for the new edition. The Rajasthan Royals made the announcement in a tweet on Friday.
In the official announcement, Rajasthan said that Lasith Malinga will handle the pace bowling department of Rajasthan Royals. They also appointed Paddy Upton as the team’s new catalyst. The 36-year-old Malinga led Sri Lanka to the T20 World Cup in 2014 and won the team trophy. For more than 18 years, right-arm fast bowler Malinga has played for Sri Lanka in a total of 340 matches in three formats. And he took 548 wickets.
Malinga last played in IPL in 2019. He has taken 160 wickets from 122 matches. This is the highest wicket of any bowler in the history of IPL.
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Malinga will also meet his compatriot former Sri Lankan captain and legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara in Rajasthan. He is the Director of Cricket in Rajasthan.