India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as captain ahead of limited-overs series, says report
The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will become Sri Lanka's sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.
All you need to know about four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians.
List of retained players in IPL 2021: Lasith Malinga quits franchise cricket as MI release veteran pacer
Malinga, the highest-wicket taker in the IPL history, informed his decision to the Mumbai Indians management earlier this month, making himself unavailable for the champion side, MI said in a statement.
List of retained players in IPL 2021: Defending champions MI release Lasith Malinga ahead of auction
Malinga, who has played a staggering 122 IPL matches, has 170 wickets to his credit, the highest in the cash-rich league, with the best bowling figures of 5/13.
Kohli and veteran off-spinner Ashwin are the two Indians among seven players nominated for the most prestigious award.
Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir and Canada's Ravinderpal Singh were isolated and placed under medical care Friday as their on-arrival Covid-19 tests showed they were infected, officials said.
Lasith Malinga has also expressed a desire to pull out from LPL, according to media reports.
The tournament will be played between 21 November and 13 December at two venues — Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.
After picking up the crucial wickets of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran in the stipulated 20 overs, JUasprit Bumrah (3/24) bowled an excellent Super Over against Kings XI Punjab, conceding just five runs.
IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma says correct reading of conditions would be crucial to Mumbai Indians' fortunes
Rohit Sharma also conceded that "incomparable" Sri Lankan pace legend Lasith Malinga, who has opted out of this year's IPL, will be severely missed by his defending champion team given his "unbelievable" past performances.
With another season of the Indian Premier League less than a fortnight away, we take a look at the players who have pulled out of the cash-rich league's 13th edition, which will be held in a bio-secure bubble in UAE.
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians sign James Pattinson as Lasith Malinga's replacement after Sri Lanka pacer opts out due to 'personal reasons'
Malinga, who has been part of the Mumbai Indians setup since the inaugural edition in 2008, had decided to opt out of IPL 2020 to be with his family.
Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga will not be part of the team's second residential training camp, starting 22 June in Kandy, as a 24-member squad was announced on Thursday.
The Heist: From Laxman-Dravid's Eden miracle to Kenya's historic win over West Indies, a look at cricket's greatest jailbreaks
As Part 4 of the lockdown gets underway, we at Firstpost, have compiled the greatest cricketing heists that are worth re-watching.
Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Lasith Malinga was rated as greatest bowler in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) by his contemporaries, who are also commentators.
Chennai Super Kings talisman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma were on Saturday jointly declared as the greatest captains of Indian Premier League by a jury comprising 20 former cricketers.
With everything on hold, it's time to look back, time to reflect, time to ponder, time to wonder. So Firstpost presents you with IPL Dream XI.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes the IPL rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians pits the game's best finisher, M S Dhoni, against the best death bowler, Lasith Malinga, in which the former India captain owns the veteran Sri Lankan.
West Indies captain Keiron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl and Sri Lanka responded with 155-6 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Match Highlights, 2nd T20I in Pallekele: Visitors clinch series with dominant 7-wicket win
Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball updates from the second T20 international between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.