Lasith Malinga News
The IPL 2022 has begun with a bang with Kolkata Knight Riders stunning defending champions Chennai Super Kings by six wickets on Saturday (March 26). The CSK vs KKR game saw plenty of records toppled by the likes of Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at TOP stats from CSK vs KKR match.
Renowned for their failure to perform on the big stage, Royal Challengers Bangalore did some major reshuffle in their line-up. The franchise released ten players, which included South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris and Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have traded Australian pacer Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel to RCB.
The mini-auction for the Indian Premier League's 14th edition in 2021 is set to take place on February 11. Ahead of the auction, the deadline for retaining players for the eight franchises is on January 20. Harbhajan Singh has already announced that Chennai Super Kings won't be retaining him for 2021 but could he have played his last IPL in 2019 too. Here's a list of players who we believe have played in their last IPL...
Malinga had withdrawn from the league a week before the commencement of the tournament citing lack of training and cricket this year as the reason. England batsman Ravi Bopara, who was set to represent the Jaffna Stallions franchise, has also pulled out of the tournament. The Lankan Premier League (LPL) is slated to take place at the Sooriyawewa Stadium from November 26 to December 16.
Mumbai Indians cricketer Kieron Pollard has called teammate Jasprit Bumrah 'world-class' and said that he has taken over the reigns from the legendary Lasith Malinga. Even though MI lost to KXIP in the second Super Over on Sunday (Oct 18), Bumrah picked 3 wickets and gave away just five runs in the first Super Over. Bumrah has been on fire in IPL 2020, having already picked-up 15 wickets from 9 matches for Mumbai Indians.