Lasith Malinga Joins Rajasthan Royals As Coach

Lasith Malinga got new responsibility. Rajasthan Royals have announced that he has been selected as the coach of the pacers. He was in the Mumbai Indians team till last year. After retiring from IPL, he returned to the millionaire league.

Malinga tops the list of highest wicket-takers in the IPL with 160 wickets. He also worked as Mumbai’s bowling mentor in the IPL in 2016. Malinga was selected as the bowling strategy coach for the Sri Lanka squad for the Twenty20 series against Australia this year.

Rajasthan coach Kumar Sangakkara. Malinga will get a chance to work with him. “It’s great to be back in the IPL,” he said. “It is a matter of pride to join the Rajasthan Royals. This team gives opportunities to the youth. I look forward to working with the bowlers on the team in this competition. I had a good time with the Mumbai team, this time in Rajasthan. Getting ready for a new experience.”

Malinga will work with the team for one month. He will be virtually in the rest of the IPL. Paddy Upton is joining the Rajasthan team as a ‘catalyst’. Sangakkara said, “Upton will work as a catalyst. He will do the job of tying the team together. Upton will maintain a good atmosphere in the team and keep the cricketers mentally strong. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation.”

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Happy to have Malinga and Upton with the team. “Malinga is one of the best T20 bowlers of all time,” he said. “The team will benefit significantly if they get such a person in practice. The coaches will benefit from the Upton team.”

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