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Sri Lanka news

Malinga misses domestic one-dayer for IPL duties

May 2, 2018: This despite national selectors insisting on him playing domestic cricket to be considered for national selection

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Malinga asked to play domestic games for national recall

May 2, 2018: Malinga had earlier said he would not be returning to Sri Lanka until the end of the IPL, where he is serving as Mumbai Indians' bowling mentor

Madushka Balasuriya

Which match in Australia featured eight umpires over three days?

Apr 17, 2018: And which bowler has taken the most wickets for a single IPL team?

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka news

Malinga mulling his playing future

Feb 9, 2018: The 34-year old fast bowler intends to play the domestic one-day tournament to test his fitness and insists he hasn't "made a decision on anything yet"

Andrew Fidel Fernando

IPL 2018 news

Mumbai Indians appoint Malinga as bowling mentor

Feb 7, 2018: After going unsold in the IPL auction last month, the Sri Lanka fast bowler will join Mumbai Indians' support staff headed by his former captain Mahela Jayawardene

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2018

IPL heavyweight Malinga goes unsold

Jan 27, 2018: Teenager Kamlesh Nagarkoti took home half a million, while the experienced Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma were passed over

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

'Still waiting to know why I'm being rested' - Malinga

Dec 29, 2017: "Usually it's a player who is 25 or 26 that needs to be rested. But for someone of my age, from what I know, there's really no purpose in being rested," the fast bowler said

Madushka Balasuriya

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Malinga 'rested' for India T20s

Dec 15, 2017: Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted for the three-match series, leaving the seam-bowling contingent short of experience

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Rajshahi Kings v Rangpur Riders, BPL 2017, Sylhet, November 4, 2017

Malinga, Bopara fire Rangpur to first win

Nov 4, 2017: Rangpur Riders cruise home on the back of Bopara's unbeaten 23-ball 39 after Malinga's body blows restrict Rajshahi Kings on a dewy evening in Sylhet

Mohammad Isam in Sylhet

Sri Lanka news

Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Nov 1, 2017: The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Madushka Balasuriya

Sri Lanka in UAE 2017-18

Malinga omitted from ODIs against Pakistan due to poor form

Oct 4, 2017: The selectors said Malinga was not considered due to his current form and in the context of the team's plans in view of the 2019 World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Colombo

Malinga laments 'lost generation' after another SL loss to India

Aug 31, 2017: Lasith Malinga has his thoughts on why Sri Lanka continues to struggle in their efforts to bridge the gap to the next wave of stars following a string of key retirements after the 2015 World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Premadasa Stadium

Defiant Malinga not ready to walk away yet

Aug 30, 2017: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain feels he is regaining some of the old rhythm, and wants to add more skills to his repertoire

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Premadasa

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 2017

Malinga, Mendis unlikely for second ODI due to illness

Jul 1, 2017: Sri Lanka are likely to be without Lasith Malinga and Kusal Mendis in the second ODI against Zimbabwe, with both having contracted influenza and being recommended 48 hours of rest

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Malinga gets suspended ban for breach of contract

Jun 27, 2017: SLC have imposed a suspended ban of six months and a fine of 50% of the match fee of his next ODI appearance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry

Jun 27, 2017: Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from Sri Lanka Cricket for "repeated breach" of the terms of his contract

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017, Group B, Cardiff

Sarfraz sees shaky Pakistan into semi-finals

Jun 12, 2017: Pakistan huffed and puffed through a chase of 237 but they made it in the end thanks to the composure of their captain

The Report by Danyal Rasool

'We decided the plan was to be more defensive than attacking'

Jun 12, 2017: Sri Lanka's fast-bowling coach Allan Donald talks about his latest stint

Firdose Moonda

Champions Trophy 2017

Five times Malinga stole the show

Jun 11, 2017: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka's ace match-winner in global tournaments, may be about to bowl his final spells at an ICC event this week. ESPNcricinfo remembers five of his best big-tournament performances

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

As Malinga's body grows weary, opponents remain wary

Jun 3, 2017: A decade since Lasith Malinga nearly pulled off an epic heist against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup, his speed has waned but the respect shown by his foes has not

Andrew McGlashan at The Oval
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