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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

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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

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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

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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

Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, final, Hyderabad

Four overs, three bowlers, one pulsating finish

May 22, 2017: With Rising Pune Supergiant needing only 33 from the last four overs, that too with eight wickets in hand, it took a special performance from Mumbai Indians' end-overs bowlers to steal a one-run win

Arun Venugopal in Hyderabad

T20 all-time XI

Guardians of cricket's galaxy

May 3, 2017: With the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two, in cinemas May 4, we present an all-time T20 XI that might represent cricket in an intergalactic showdown

Andrew Miller

Champions Trophy 2017

Malinga's fitness in focus for Sri Lanka

May 2, 2017: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said that Lasith Malinga's contribution in "certain scenarios" could still be useful in the Champions Trophy even if he could not bowl ten full overs

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Champions Trophy 2017

Malinga in SL squad for Champions Trophy

Apr 24, 2017: Sri Lanka's selectors are confident that the fast bowler will be fit enough to bowl 10 overs and field for 50 overs by the time of the tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Why can't we make yorkers great again?

Apr 17, 2017: We often hear fans cry out for them as batsmen rack up the runs in T20, but there are reasons for why they aren't as effective as they once were

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa news

Gayle, Pietersen among marquee names for CSA T20 league

Apr 13, 2017: CSA has announce eight marquee international players to be drafted to the franchises in its new T20 tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Getting started with a six (or a couple of blobs)

Apr 11, 2017: Also, who has the most international hat-tricks? And is Misbah the oldest Test captain ever?

Steven Lynch

Countdown: 10 days to go

Pulling off the purple cap

Mar 26, 2017: A Pakistan quick with a shuffling action, a slower-ball master and a yorker specialist - there are many ways to top the wicket charts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Caribbean Premier League 2017

Williamson, Malinga and Morris in CPL as marquee players

Mar 9, 2017: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, and Kumar Sangakkara, meanwhile, have been retained by Guyana, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Tallawahs respectively

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in Australia 2016-17

Malinga charts course to Champions Trophy

Feb 18, 2017: Sri Lanka's coach Graham Ford outlined Lasith Malinga's value to the side not only as one of the world's most intelligent limited-overs bowlers, but also as a leader to the rest of the attack

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Melbourne

Malinga set for return against new-look Australia

Feb 16, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the first T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka at the MCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale
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