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Sri Lanka vs England, 2018: 5 reasons why Sri Lanka can beat England

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09 Oct 2018, 20:38 IST

The presence of Lasith Malinga would boost Sri Lanka

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka’s ace speedster Lasith Malinga made a comeback into the ODI squad after a prolonged stint away from the team owing to his performances and injuries. But putting all that aside from a leaner and fitter ‘Slinga’ Malinga made an impressive comeback in the recently concluded Asia Cup, 2018.

If Sri Lanka are to pose a threat and stop the England batsmen from getting away from them, then Dinesh Chandimal muse use Lasith Malinga smartly by bowling him in short spells. Not only can he be potent and at the start of the innings, but his ability to provide variety with regards to his unique action and the fact that he is among the best at the death stages would also definitely worry England.

The speedster may be ageing and that might result in reduced speeds now but still you can’t rule someone who has got 302 ODI wickets with a hat-trick in his career. With 15 ODI’s left for the World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka would most certainly hope that their most experienced player stays fit and can finish off a fabulous career on a high.

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