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World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Jayawardene praises Malinga's commitment

Mar 16, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene has praised Lasith Malinga's commitment to returning to form after a five-month layoff, as Sri Lanka prepare for their quarter-final against South Africa on Wednesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sydney

Scotland v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart

Sri Lanka's local hero

Mar 11, 2015: They have a trio of big names to bolster their batting but Lasith Malinga is the kid on the beach who wins Sri Lanka games

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hobart

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Lasith Malinga: a hero or a pariah?

Feb 28, 2015: Detractors may question his motivation, but Sri Lanka's last phase could be defined by Malinga's bowling

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Mathews stands by tireless Malinga

Feb 25, 2015: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has voiced his support for Lasith Malinga despite the seamer's patchy form, believing "he will come good" when it matters most

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015

I don't know what pressure means - Malinga

Feb 8, 2015: Though he hasn't bowled a delivery in competitive cricket since September last year, Lasith Malinga said he was unfazed by the expectations thrust on his shoulders going into the World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

ODI bowling winner

Older, slower, still deadly

Jan 28, 2015: In the Asia Cup, an evidently worn-down Lasith Malinga showed why he still remains Sri Lanka premier match-winner with the ball in limited-overs cricket

Karthik Krishnaswamy

World Cup 2015

Malinga on track to play in World Cup

Jan 22, 2015: Lasith Malinga remains on track to play in the 2015 World Cup, despite having suffered a minor setback in his recovery from ankle surgery, Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa has confirmed

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015

Malinga provisionally picked in Sri Lanka's 15

Jan 7, 2015: Lasith Malinga has been included in Sri Lanka's World Cup fifteen subject to fitness

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Kusal left out for NZ tour; Kulasekara recalled

Dec 30, 2014: Kusal Perera has been omitted from Sri Lanka's squad for the one-day series against New Zealand, as they continue to search for a stable opening pair, while seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been recalled

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

Dec 21, 2014: Sri Lanka's premier one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will return to international cricket towards the tail-end of the seven-match ODI series in New Zealand in January 2015

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

Mathews happy to spin the wheel on Kusal

Dec 6, 2014: As controversy surrounding James Packer's proposed casino venture in Sri Lanka settles into the background of presidential election campaigns, the nation's cricketers have been conducting some risky business of their own

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Malinga slings four in four

Oct 31, 2014: South Africa needed four runs to win against Sri Lanka, with five wickets in hand, when Lasith Malinga ripped them apart

Sri Lanka news

Malinga to have ankle surgery in Australia

Sep 21, 2014: Lasith Malinga has suggested Sri Lanka would be wise to groom another bowler as a World Cup failsafe as he prepares to undergo surgery on Monday that will keep him out for around 16 weeks

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Malinga to have consultation on ankle in Australia

Sep 20, 2014: Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has left for Australia to consult with doctors on his ankle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions League 2014

We missed Malinga and Dilshan - Southern Express

Sep 18, 2014: The absence of two high-profile Twenty20 cricketers hamstrung Sri Lanka's Southern Express in Champions League T20, their manager has said

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Champions League T20 2014

Malinga to play for Mumbai Indians at CLT20

Jul 29, 2014: Lasith Malinga will represent Mumbai Indians at the Champions League T20 over the Southern Express side he led to the Super Fours title in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

All-round Jordan brings a smile back to England

May 22, 2014: A superb all-round performance from Chris Jordan, who smashed 38 off 13 balls then took three wickets, spearheaded England's 81-run win against Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval

SL future glows brighter in victory

May 20, 2014: Encouraging innings from Kithuruwan Vithanage and Lahiru Thirimanne suggested Sri Lanka can handle the Jayawardene-Sangakkara succession issue

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval

Gurney gets himself off the mark

May 20, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from The Oval

Andrew McGlashan at The Oval

England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval

Thisara, Malinga script Sri Lanka win

May 20, 2014: The world champions, Sri Lanka, began their T20 life without Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara by securing a nine-run victory at The Oval

The Report by Andrew McGlashan at The Oval
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