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Malinga signs for Middlesex

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The Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has signed for Middlesex to play in the Friends Life t20. His debut will come in the their fourth match of the competition, against Essex at Lord's on 21 June, after featuring in Sri Lanka's one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

Middlesex's managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said by signing the 28-year-old Malinga, Middlesex "will have the best [bowler] in the world".

Malinga is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, where he has taken a competition-leading 20 wickets.

Fraser added: "Every county is looking for a bowler that provides their attack with variety, the ability to bowl during power plays and at the death … something different from the norm."

The T20 competition begins on 12 June. (The Guardian)

  Comments - 12

  • mahendra wijeratne Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:10 AM

    good luck to you malinga wish you all the best now you you are the boss you can do whatever you like

    shedu Saturday, 12 May 2012 05:48 AM

    all you idiots talk about the country you live in and were presumably born in in a degrading manner. so It's no wonder to me it is at the sate it is. were you make traitors heroes and heroes traitors always looking for greener pastures far away while the one that you have is wilting away all because of your neglect and ignorant attitude.

    charles. Saturday, 12 May 2012 05:51 AM

    malinga, GOD BLESS YOU,
    keep doing the right thing.

    Kris Friday, 11 May 2012 06:57 AM

    He is a great bowler. His attitude is fantastic. Even when he is hit with consecutive fours he smiles showing the true spirit of cricket while most of the other bowlers get angry and some even come out with filth.

    Kalana Friday, 11 May 2012 06:59 AM

    No good bowlers for Cricket now a days, youngsters have good opportunity.

    hansan Friday, 11 May 2012 07:07 AM

    So the out siders knew your value. Congradulations Malinga, You took the correct disstion.

    anuchandra Saturday, 12 May 2012 06:38 AM

    Just try to find few more bowlers who can bowl even better than Malinga. Sri lanka is definitely hav e enough talent. It is a case of finding the talented boys and to gooom them to fit into national level.

    Amila.G Friday, 11 May 2012 09:06 AM

    Keep up the good work Malinda where ever you are to keep our Country in the correct map.

    Jayaa Friday, 11 May 2012 09:17 AM

    Malinga is unique and no one can copy him. Murali is the world's best spinner and Malinga is the world's best fast bowler feared all the best batsmen in the world. Sri Lanka has lot of cricket world records under their names.

    gananath Friday, 11 May 2012 09:37 AM

    I have a doubt weather Sri Lankan Cricket knows that it has the world's best bowler?

    Nodrog Saturday, 12 May 2012 03:16 AM

    Good for Lasith. He was not appreciated by the SL Cricket board but the rest of the world realizes his potential.

    Kondebandapucheena Friday, 11 May 2012 12:07 PM

    good for Him

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