Lasith Malinga named IPL champions Mumbai Indians’ bowling mentor

Malinga has been out of favour with the Sri Lankan selectors in recent times. Handicapped by injuries, the 34-year-old has been overtaken by younger pacers.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue my association with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter,” said Malinga on his new appointment.

“Mumbai Indians have a proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at the national stage. It will be a boon for these youngsters as well the established ones to have the combine force of Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to back them,” said Mumbai Indians’ Akash Ambani.