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Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga turns off-spinner

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is known for action, speed and accuracy with his unorthodox bowling style and as one of the most effective bowler in limited-overs cricket. Malinga was not selected for the recently concluded tour of Pakistan due to his struggle with form. Sri Lanka was white-washed in the five-match one day international and three match Twenty20 series in the United Arab Emirates and one match in Lahore. However, Malinga utilised the time to show his off-spin ability during a domestic match. He…

Proteas eager to maintain Sri Lanka run in Champions Trophy

LONDON: South Africa begin their Champions Trophy challenge at the Oval on Saturday by taking on a Sri Lanka side against whom they have already enjoyed overwhelming one-day international success this year. The Proteas whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in a bilateral series in South Africa in January. Sri Lanka were not alone in being a touring side routed in 50-over cricket by South Africa, with the Proteas previously also hammering Australia 5-0. Yet for all they are top of the one-day international rankings, South Africa…