Archive for the ‘Lasith Malinga’ Category

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Malinga’s Kohu Mane

May 11, 2017

Gerry Koelmeyer’s Artwork

 … a clue, perhaps, to why so many batsmen have been diddled by his yorker? Yes, it is the huniyam residing within the coconut palm fronds of Ratgama that froze the opposing batsmen.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Roots of Malinga’s Hair Style

May 4, 2017

 Coconut husks galore –not uncommon down south … Ratgama way Read the rest of this entry ?

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Sri Lanka Sweating on Malinga’s Fitness

May 4, 2017

Andrew Fidel Fernando, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 2 May 2017, where the title runs Malinga’s fitness in focus for Sri Lanka”

Early signs suggest Lasith Malinga will be fit enough to bowl ten overs per match by the time the Champions Trophy rolls around, according to Sri Lanka’s head coach Graham Ford, though he also hinted there was a possibility Malinga could play even if not quite fully fit. Effectively, the feeling in the Sri Lanka camp seems to be this: they need Malinga. They need him bad.

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga, left and coach Graham Ford chat during a practice session ahead of the second Twenty20 cricket match against Australia in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Melbourne Lankans felicitate SL Cricket Team

February 21, 2017

Quintus de Zylva

Thilanga and Samadara Sumathipala have been the strength behind Sri Lanka’s emergence as a T20 force to be reckoned with. The manner in which they humbled Australia at the MCG and in Geelong must surely have sent shivers up Cricket Australia.

Thilanga and Samadara nursed Lasith back in to a state in which he could believe in himself and provide the backbone to the team for inspiring successes in T20 cricket. His toe-crushing yorkers will be spoken about for many a year to come.

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A Heist! A Heist! Lanka snatches Victory from Yawning Jaws

February 19, 2017

 Brydon Coverdale in ESPNcricinfo.com where the title is Gunaratne 84* caps stunning series win for Sri Lanka”

Asela Gunaratne orchestrated a remarkable heist to seal the T20 series for Sri Lanka with a match to play, stealing an outrageous victory over Australia in the first international match ever played at Geelong’s Kardinia Park. For the second time in three days, Sri Lanka reached their target from the final ball of their chase, but whereas at the MCG they had needed only 18 off the last three overs, here they needed 48. Gunaratne ensured that they did it in style.  aa-asela-22

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka celebrates scoring the winning run during the second Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park in Geelong on February 19, 2017. / AFP / Mal Fairclough / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka celebrates scoring the winning run during the second Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park in Geelong on February 19, 2017. — Pic by MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Gunaratna, Munaweera and Malinga fashion Thrilling Sri Lanka Win

February 18, 2017

Daniel Brettig 

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Sri Lanka 5 for 172 (Gunaratne 52, Munaweera 44) beat Australia 6 for 168 (Finch 43, Malinga 2-29) by five wickets
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Malinga and Tharanga as Sri Lanka’s Point-Men?

February 16, 2017

The Australian, 15 February 2017 deploying Champaka Ramanayake

malinga Sri Lanka’s bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake has declared Lasith Malinga the best T20 bowler in the world as he prepares to make his return to international cricket in a three-match series against Australia. Malinga is set to face the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra today, their only warm-up match before Friday’s series opener against Australia in Melbourne.

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