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Malinga appointed Sri Lanka's bowling strategy coach for Australia series


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Former Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the bowling strategy coach for the white-ball series against Australia.

The 38-year-old held the same role with the national team when the team toured Australia in February this year for a white ball series.

"Malinga, during the tour, will support Sri Lanka's bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans," a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) press release said.

"Sri Lanka Cricket 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 all-important series," the release added.

Malinga retired from all forms of the game in 2021. He was the leading wicket-taker in T20Is at the time with a tally of 107 in 84 outings, before being overtaken by Shakib Al Hasan.

Sri Lanka will host Australia for three T20Is, five ODIs and three Tests.