Sri Lanka Cricket Team fast bowler Lasith Malinga recently shared some tips of slow bowling with Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis following their warm-up game on May 27 (Monday) at Southampton. Meanwhile, Australia cruised to a convincing victory beating the Lankans by five wickets to complete their preparation for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Malinga shares his brain with Stoinis
The 35-year-old Malinga is still one of the best in the business when it comes to bowling in death overs. He toe-crushing yorkers to deceptive slower deliveries will be a massive weapon for any skipper. He was at his personal best in the recently concluded IPL final. Lasith Malinga bowled a terrific last over to hand Mumbai Indians their fourth IPL title beating Chennai Super Kings by one run.
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Recently, the veteran fast bowler was seen sharing some of his tricks with Marcus Stoinis. The Aussies all-rounder listened to Malinga with full attention and bowled a few deliveries in an attempt to pick his brain. The tips will be of massive help to Stoinis in these English wickets which are likely to produced flat decks best-suited for the batters.
Speaking about the same, Lasith Malinga revealed that Marcus Stoinis had to come to him during the IPL to learn some variations. A cool customer and a lively figure on and off the field, Malinga said this is how cricket will move forward. He also added that he is ready to share his acumen with anybody who wants to learn it.
“Variations is very important in the short-format game. During IPL also he (Stoinis) had wanted to know how I bowl (it). I wanted to give him tips – that’s how cricket moves forward,” Malinga said to ICC Media. “Whoever wants to know, I will help them. I’ll share tricks on how to bowl slow balls, which situation you will use it, why you want to use the slow one,” he added.
Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga will play a crucial role when Sri Lanka begin their World Cup campaign against New Zealand on June 1 at Cardiff.
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