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WATCH: Epic Lasith Malinga — When Slinger produced arguably greatest T20 spell of 6 for 7

WATCH: Epic Lasith Malinga — When Slinger produced arguably greatest T20 spell of 6 for 7

Lasith Malinga bowled a devastating spell of six wickets for seven runs for the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash competition in 2012.

BRUTAL TREATMENT! When an unstoppable Virat Kohli destroyed Lasith Malinga — WATCH

BRUTAL TREATMENT! When an unstoppable Virat Kohli destroyed Lasith Malinga — WATCH

Lasith Malinga, probably one of the most difficult bowlers to hit, once recieved a brutal treatment from Virat Kohli, with the Indian batsman taking 24 runs off an over.

PSL 2016: Pakistan board lures foreign players with money to play tournament in Lahore

PSL 2016: Pakistan board lures foreign players with money to play tournament in Lahore

Sethi didn't disclose the foreign players names but said they had been assured of foolproof security.

VIDEO: Weird! When Krunal Pandya bowled like Lasith Malinga during MI vs RCB IPL match

VIDEO: Weird! When Krunal Pandya bowled like Lasith Malinga during MI vs RCB IPL match

During a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the left-arm spinner, for reasons unknown, bowled with a slinging action.

Top Five: Indian Premier League's best ever bowling figures

Top Five: Indian Premier League's best ever bowling figures

The list includes the likes of Tanvir, Kumble, Malinga.

IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians sign Jerome Taylor as injured Lasith Malinga's replacement

IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians sign Jerome Taylor as injured Lasith Malinga's replacement

Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Malinga was ruled out after the medical team found him unfit because of a recurring knee injury.

Lasith Malinga: After Asia Cup and WT20, Sri Lanka pacer now ruled out of IPL 2016 with knee injury

Lasith Malinga: After Asia Cup and WT20, Sri Lanka pacer now ruled out of IPL 2016 with knee injury

The Sri Lankan fast bowler has been struggling to recuperate from a niggling knee injury.

Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians squad without Sri Lanka Cricket permission; asked to explain

Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians squad without Sri Lanka Cricket permission; asked to explain

Malinga and the new SLC hierarchy have been at a standoff since the Asia Cup T20 in February.

Indian Premier League, Match 9: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – As it happened...

Indian Premier League, Match 9: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – As it happened...

Finch hit third successive match-winning fifty to keep Lions unbeaten.

Amit Mishra: Spin wizard in IPL numbers

Amit Mishra: Spin wizard in IPL numbers

On Friday, Mishra became the second highest wicket-taker in the history of Indian Premier League.

Indian Premier League: In Lasith Malinga's absence, Mitchell McClenaghan doing a brilliant job for Mumbai Indians

Indian Premier League: In Lasith Malinga's absence, Mitchell McClenaghan doing a brilliant job for Mumbai Indians

While McClenaghan was Mumbai's most ecomomical bowler (2/25), he followed it with a stupendous 8-ball 20 cameo which came as a huge shock for Gautam Gambhir & Co.

India Premier League 2016: Lasith Malinga's absence will have no effect on Mumbai Indians, feels Shane Bond

India Premier League 2016: Lasith Malinga's absence will have no effect on Mumbai Indians, feels Shane Bond

Injured Malinga is expected to warm the bench at least for the first half of the IPL's round robin stage.

IPL 2016: Can Mumbai Indians defend title without full services of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga?

IPL 2016: Can Mumbai Indians defend title without full services of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga?

The tournament's top wicket-taker is all but ruled out of IPL 9 due to a lingering knee injury.

IPL 9: Mumbai Indians have adequate cover for Lasith Malinga, says bowling coach Shane Bond

IPL 9: Mumbai Indians have adequate cover for Lasith Malinga, says bowling coach Shane Bond

Bond also lauded Ricky Ponting for recruiting good pace bowlers that can act as good cover for Malinga.

IPL 2016: We have more than adequate replacements if Lasith Malinga's ruled out, says Ricky Ponting

IPL 2016: We have more than adequate replacements if Lasith Malinga's ruled out, says Ricky Ponting

Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting feels his side has adequate replacements for premier bowler Lasith Malings, who is virtually ruled out of the first half of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Indian Premier League: Interesting records you must know

A thrilling 2016 Twenty20 World Cup is done and dusted, but the slam-bang version of cricket is here to stay for some more time, with the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on April 9.

Here are some IPL records which will get you going:

IPL 9: Stars to watch out for in 2016

Here are 8 stars from the previous editions of Indian Premier League (IPL) who have shone the brightest.

England vs Sri Lanka: World T20, Match 29, Super 10 Group 1 – Players to watch out for

England vs Sri Lanka: World T20, Match 29, Super 10 Group 1 – Players to watch out for

Spinners Moeen Ali and Rangana Herath will play pivotal roles for their respective sides.

ICC World Twenty20, Match 21: West Indies vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

ICC World Twenty20, Match 21: West Indies vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

Riding on the unbeaten knock of 84 by opener Andre Fletcher West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

ICC World T20: Jeffrey Vandersay replaces injured Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka squad

ICC World T20: Jeffrey Vandersay replaces injured Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka squad

Malinga has been forced out due to a continuous knee injury.