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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed Lasith Malinga, as the bowling strategy coach of the national team for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Former captain of the Sri Lanka ODI and T20I will support Sri Lanka's bowlers and provide tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans, which essentially means that he will function more like a consultant.
"We have some very talented young bowlers and I am very excited about the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge to help them develop," Malinga said.
The Sri Lanka Cricket released an official statement in this regard, "SLC is confident that Malinga's vast experience and renowned death-bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into this series,”
“He was appointed by the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. The appointment is effective from 1st to 20th February 2022," it added.
Malinga had earlier worked as a mentor for Mumbai Indians in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League. The Lanka legend is among the four bowlers with over 100 wickets in T20Is.