Sri Lanka had a tough outing in both their warm-up matches against Australia and South Africa, losing both of them like a stack of cards. They were not able to score runs and the team struggled to come out together in an effective manner. Sri Lanka has lost its form that it used to praise for before and they are being considered a team that is not at all capable of grabbing their hands onto the title.
Bowlers get the wickets and that wins a match
Lasith Malinga on the other hand, had some other concepts saying that the game will be changed through the pace of the bowlers. He further said that people who are thinking that the World Cup is going to be about batsmen are wrong, since it is going to be a battle for the bowlers. “Cricket is going towards the batsmen but bowlers can change the game, they get the wickets and that wins a match,” says Malinga.
He further said that bowlers in any condition and in any situation can take the advantage in the team. “Whoever has the skilful bowlers, in any condition on any pitch, will have the advantage in the team. Bowlers need to have a skill, then know how to analyse a game. They need to improve as quickly as they can and get confidence from their performances,” says the Sri Lankan bowler.
In the last couple of years, I have worked on the variations and it boosts confidence
Malinga had a good outing in the IPL after claiming 16 wickets and aiding the team in winning their fourth title in the T20 league. “In the last couple of years, I have worked on the variations and it boosts confidence, but situation analysis is very important,” says Malinga.
His bowling in the death overs against Chennai Super Kings in the final of the IPL 2019 has made him to be referred as the world’s best death over bowlers. “The team expects and I expect myself to know how to do this, if I want to be a match-winner I need to take wickets and if I feel that’s a slower ball, I go for it. I have good confidence to bowl it,” says Malinga.