Sri Lanka cricket legend Lasith Malinga has reportedly been appointed as the bowling strategy coach of the national team for the upcoming T20 and ODI series against Australia. 

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the appointment of Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan fast bowling legend and former captain of the ODI and T20I team, as the ‘Bowling Strategy Coach’ of the National Team for the white ball segment of the Australia Tour of Sri Lanka.

“Malinga, during the tour, will support Sri Lanka’s bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans.”

Sri Lanka Cricket expressed confidence that Malinga’s vast experience and renowned death-bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into this 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.

Malinga is set to take up the new role after a successful coaching stint for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

After a long stint with Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga had joined Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2022 to help bolster the one-time IPL champions as their bowling coach.  

Rajasthan Royals had ended their campaign as the runners-up.