Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed Sri Lanka fast bowling legend and former limited overs skipper Lasith Malinga as the Bowling Strategy Coach of the national team for the white ball segment of the Australia tour of Sri Lanka.
SLC in a statement said Malinga during the tour, will support Sri Lanka’s bowlers providing tactical insights and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans.
SLC said they are confident that Malinga’s vast experience and renowned death- bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into the all-important series.
Lasith Malinga held the same role with the national team when the team toured Australia in February this year for a white ball series.
Sri Lanka and Australia are slated to play three Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals and two Test matches during the series.
The opening T20 of the series will be worked-off at the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on the 7th of June.