I’ll share tricks on how to bowl slower balls: Lasith Malinga on teaching Marcus Stoinis

first_imgI’ll share tricks on how to bowl slower balls: Lasith Malinga on teaching Marcus StoinisOn Monday, Sri Lanka lost to Australia by five wickets in their final warm up game ahead of the World Cup which begins in this part of the world from May 30.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service SouthamptonMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 12:19 IST Lasith Malinga was seen teaching Marcus Stoinis how to bowl slower balls after the warm-up match (ICC video screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSMarcus Stoinis approached Lasith Malinga asking him for tips to bowl the slower ballMalinga is one of the great exponents of the slower ball and has unleashed it on many occasionsSri Lanka lost vs Australia by five wickets in their final warm up game ahead of the World Cup 2019Sri Lanka’s pace veteran Lasith Malinga said he is ready to help anyone on how to bowl the slower delivery, after he was seen sharing tips with Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis after their warm-up tie here.On Monday, Sri Lanka lost to the Aussies by five wickets in their final warm up game ahead of the World Cup which begins in this part of the world from May 30.But what caught everybody’s eye was Malinga sharing tips with Stoinis about how to send down a slower ball.Even after a heavy defeat, Lasith Malinga stuck around to teach Marcus Stoinis the secrets of his slower ball #SpiritOfCricket #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/xKtr1sJBfPCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 27, 2019″Variations is very important in the short-format game. During IPL also he (Stoinis) had wanted to know how I bowl (it),” Malinga was quoted as saying by the ICC website.”I wanted to give him tips – that’s how cricket moves forward. Whoever wants to know, I will help them. I’ll share tricks on how to bowl slow balls, which situation you will use it, why you want to use the slow one,” the 35-year old said.Malinga is one of the great exponents of the slower ball and has unleashed it on many occasions to snare wickets. Recently, he was seen bowling the last over of the Indian Premier League final, pulling off a remarkable one-run victory for Mumbai Indians after backing himself to bowl the slower ball as his final delivery against Chennai Super Kings.advertisement”Skill comes first, then you have to analyse the game. That’s two things a bowler needs to (do well),” he said.Lasith Malinga shared a few trade secrets with Aussie allrounder Marcus Stoinis at the #CWC19 warm-up pic.twitter.com/CY0LKn4bHOcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 28, 2019Malinga further said Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada are currently the best among the fast bowlers.”Cricket is a batsman’s game,” he said, adding “but bowlers can change the game”.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Khawaja shines as Australia conclude warm-up in styleAlso Read | Great position to be in as compared to 10 months ago: Aaron FinchAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Angelo Mathews wants Sri Lanka to ’embrace the challenge’For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lasith MalingaFollow Marcus Stoinislast_img read more

Champika exposes secret LTTERajapaksa deal

At a media briefing this week Rajapaksa had denied allegations he gave the LTTE money and insisted that if he did he would not have looked to defeat them militarily. Ranawaka claimed that Basil Rajapakse agreed immediately to provide the said amount of money and on a later day Basil Rajapakse came with a number of large travelling bags to meet Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office to seal the deal.The JHU has already filed a complaint with the police claiming the LTTE was given money through the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) which was established by Rajapaksa following the 2004 tsunami. (Colombo Gazette) The Government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had allegedly given the LTTE over Rs. 169 million to win their support at the 2005 Presidential election.Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said that he has all the evidence, including documents, to back the allegations. However Ranawaka revealed the names of LTTE members who a businessman had met on behalf of Rajapaksa to seal the deals in the guise of tsunami relief. He also claimed that during discussions Basil Rajapakse had with one LTTE negotiator identified as Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office, Basil Rajapakse had told Emil Kanthan that “What Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse wants is a boycott of voting in the North, and the PM wants to know what the LTTE would like to have in return.”In reply at a later date Emil Kanthanhad said that the LTTE wants to purchase some boats and requested for a sum of Rs. 180 million from Basil Rajapakse. read more

LG polls cannot take place this year says Minister

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