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  • Mushfiqur ton takes Bangladesh to 261 vs SL

    Dubai : Mushfiqur Rahim hit a superb hundred under pressure as Bangladesh scored a competitive 261 against Sri Lanka despite Lasith Malinga wreaking havoc on his international comeback in the Asia Cup opener on Saturday.

  • ‘Baal ko nahin, ball ko dekho’: Sachin Tendulkar sends golden wish for Lasith Malinga on 35th birthday

    Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga famously known as ‘Slinga Malinga’ is celebrating his 35th birthday today. Wishes from all over cricket fraternity are pouring in for the unorthodox bowler and among them is master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has extended his wishes in a quirky style. While wishing the Lankan speedster, Sachin shared a picture of himself with the pacer and wrote, “When it came to batting against #LasithMalinga, I always said … baal

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Lasith Malinga ignored for one-off T20I against Proteas

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga has been left out of the 15-member T20I squad for the one-off match against South Africa slated to be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on August 14. Despite Malinga’s rich vein of form in the Global T20 League in Toronto, he could not find a place in the squad. The 34-year-old pacer has been in and out of the Sri Lankan team lately,

  • IPL 2018: Meet the Top 10 wicket takers in the Indian Premier League

    Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin in less than a week’s time and the excitement is palpable. IPL and T20 cricket is known for batsman ruling the proceedings, but poor bowlers also play an integral role in this fast-paced format. Many successful IPL teams have very good bowling attacks and this season will be no different.

  • IPL 2018: These 10 marquee players weren’t picked at the auction this season

    Indian Premier League is back and it will be the eleventh season of the marquee T20 tournament. Before every IPL, the auction takes place to finalise squads (this year it was mega auction) and auctions are like the lottery, you win some, you lose some. International superstars eagerly wait for their name to be called up during the auction and how much they have earned and which team they

  • SL pacer Lasith Malinga mulls retirement, says mentally done with cricket

    St Moritz: Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga was yesterday appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Sri Lankan has been the core of Mumbai Indians winning combination in the last decade. He has donned the prestigious Mumbai Indians jersey in 110 matches of the 157games the franchise has

  • ‘Will see where I’m after series’

    Colombo : Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga says he will assess his future in international cricket after the current limited overs series against India, saying he will call it quits the moment his performance drops.

  • I will see where I’m after India series: Lasith Malinga on future

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga says he will assess his future in international cricket after the current limited overs series against India, saying he will call it quits the moment his performance drops. Malinga took his 300th ODI wicket when he dismissed Virat Kohli in the fourth match, which the hosts lost by 168 runs to concede a 4-0 series lead last night.

  • No pressure on us: Lasith Malinga

    Colombo : Sri Lanka are down in the dumps after losing all the three matches of this lop-sided series against India but stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga today sought to play down the turmoil in the team, saying there’s no pressure on the hosts ahead of the fourth ODI.

  • Zeal to learn new things helped to survive:Bumrah

    Pallekele : India pacer Jasprit Bumrah says the zeal to learn something new with each game has helped him survive in international cricket.

  • Failures have taught me lessons: Shikhar Dhawan

    Malinga has been a legend for Sri Lankan cricket and he has done great in all formats. He is a bit old now and I feel that his pace has gone down a bit. That’s why we can attack more as batsmen and that’s what we look at. This is natural because he has played so much cricket. It’s just a cycle, life cycle, that’s what I feel, feels Shikhar Dhawan.

  • Watch Video: MS Dhoni’s smart stumping proves he’s still a livewire behind the stumps

    Former Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is widely regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in the world, produced yet another magnificent stumping to dismiss Lasith Malinga, combining efficiently well with Yuzvendra Chahal to give Team India its 9th wicket of the first ODI at Dambula.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: In-form Dhawan says failures have taught him lessons

    Dambulla: Shikhar Dhawan is savouring his purple patch, but the opener has not forgotten the slump which had forced him out of the team, saying failures have taught him important lessons. Dhawan was dropped after the New Zealand series last year due to a slump in form and came back to the team for the Champions Trophy this year. Since then he has done exceedingly well and he’s keen to continue with

  • Now Malinga ill, advised rest

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s controversial fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been diagnosed with a viral influenza and will sit out the second one-day international against Zimbabwe, the cricket board said.

  • Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks

    Colombo : Lasith Malinga was suspended for one year after the fast bowler pleaded guilty to a breach of contract by speaking to the media without permission, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said. The sanction is suspended for six months.

  • Lasith Malinga in a soup over ‘monkey’ comment

    Colombo : Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga faced an investigation on Thursday after he compared a government minister to a monkey following criticism that the country’s cricketers were too fat.

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Can Sri Lanka redeem themselves against India?

    The eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy so far has been low key. The majority of the matches have been interrupted by rain or the matches have been sub-standard. England on Tuesday became the first team to enter semi-finals and have already made a statement in the tournament about their billing as a top side.

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