Lasith Malinga, one of the most iconic shorter formats fast bowler in world cricket history, is not only carrying the hopes of millions of cricket fans of the Island in the world cup, at the same time is also mentoring and educating young players in the team to perform well at the biggest stage.
Malinga, the senior most player in the team, along with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews, sole focus is to create a positive environment and good spirit within the team.
“Being a senior most player, Malinga is perfectly mentoring, especially to young players like Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Mendis. Thanks to Malinga and other senior players, the team is in good spirit” an insider from the team insider told Cricket Age.
As Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign is still on track, with a win against Afghanistan and a gained point from washed out game against Pakistan, the players are hopeful for the semi final place.
“Malinga has told players to change the bad image of the team and contribute collectively to achieve the goal” the source added further.
On Tuesday, Sri Lanka to take on Bangladesh at Bristol and a win will strengthen team’s chances! After a rather ordinary outing against New Zealand in the First World Cup match, Malinga was in devastating bowling form against Afghanistan. In Bristol, he is again expected to torment Bangladeshi’s batsmen!