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ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka hope for Lasith Malinga magic at England

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka hope for Lasith Malinga magic at England

The islanders have missed Malinga -- one of the world`s great fast bowlers -- through injury and their performances have suffered.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

As the two Maharashtrian franchises, Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, gear up for the big Sunday Finale, let us take a walk down memory lane to look at past encounters...

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

And it all squares down to one. Six weeks of intense cricketing action equates down to the blockbuster Sunday Finale between the two Maharashtrian cousins, for the fourth time this season. It is Mumbai Indians taking on Rising Pune Supergiant at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

GL vs MI: 1 run needed from 1 ball, and then 'game-changer' Ravindra Jadeja shows his master-class – Watch Video

GL vs MI: 1 run needed from 1 ball, and then 'game-changer' Ravindra Jadeja shows his master-class – Watch Video

Jadeja pulled off his second direct hit of the over to run out Krunal who was caught short of the crease despite a desperate dive.

IPL 2017: I do not practice death overs like Lasith Malinga does, says Jasprit Bumrah

IPL 2017: I do not practice death overs like Lasith Malinga does, says Jasprit Bumrah

Defending 11, Bumrah conceded only six runs displaying brilliant variations of slower deliveries including a few in the blockhole.

Lasith Malinga left stunned after spotting his Doppelganger in crowd - Watch Video

Lasith Malinga left stunned after spotting his Doppelganger in crowd - Watch Video

Mumbai Indians came out on top in the encounter against Gujarat Lions which went down the wire and was settled in a super over, where Jasprit Bumrah proved to be their hero.

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

In the Super Over, Jasprit Bumrah produced a brilliant over, conceding only six runs, to gift his side the win.

IPL 2017: Watch Lasith Malinga's reaction after seeing his doppelganger at giant screen — DON'T MISS

IPL 2017: Watch Lasith Malinga's reaction after seeing his doppelganger at giant screen — DON'T MISS

Malinga, making a comeback to the team, had a good outing with the ball, taking two wickets.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

"We have good options, our bowling attack is not something which is dependent on any bowler or any wicket. We have variety in bowling," he added.

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga in 15-man squad for prestigious event

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga in 15-man squad for prestigious event

Sri Lanka will begin their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa on June 3 at the Kia Oval, followed by games against India (June 8) and Pakistan (June 12) at Kia Oval and Cardiff respectively.

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

But the team has no place for other Indian legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Other notable Indian missing from the list is Suresh Raina – the tournament's leading scorer.

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

In his innings, Amla hit five of his half dozen sixes were hit off Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga (0/58 in 4 overs).

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Malinga, who warmed up for the 10th season of Indian Premier League with a hat-trick against Bangladesh, will add mettle to the Mumbai franchise's bowling attack.

IPL 2017, Match 7 Preview: Under-pressure Mumbai Indians take on upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2017, Match 7 Preview: Under-pressure Mumbai Indians take on upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders

Both teams had contrasting results in their opening games with Mumbai Indians losing to Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets while KKR thrashing Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mumbai Indian's Lasith Malinga takes hat-trick in Colombo

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mumbai Indian's Lasith Malinga takes hat-trick in Colombo

Malinga thus joined a select group of five bowlers to have hat-tricks in T20Is. Others are Brett Lee, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee and Thisara Perera.

Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians – Team profile

Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians – Team profile

Mumbai have a formidable top-order with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu in the squad.

Mumbai Indians to felicitate Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga on IPL's 10th anniversary

Mumbai Indians to felicitate Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga on IPL's 10th anniversary

All three cricketers have been part of MI from the first edition of IPL in 2008 with Tendulkar, who retired as player in 2013, remaining as the franchise team's icon.

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

And come April, both the players will be in India, turning up for their respective IPL franchises in the world's premier cricket league.

Lasith Malinga to make a comeback in Sri Lanka's T20 and ODI squad

Lasith Malinga to make a comeback in Sri Lanka's T20 and ODI squad

Malinga will return to the squad for Sri Lanka's T20 tour of Australia