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Mumbai Indians have announced Lasith Malinga as Bowling Coach. The legend of Wankhede will join the Mumbai Indians coaching team led by Mark Boucher, and his former team mate, Kieron Pollard, forging a strong partnership in the dugout.
Lasith Malinga extends his involvement within the #OneFamily with MI as his third team – Bowling coach for MI New York in Major League Cricket and MI Cape Town in SA20.Lasith Malinga, Bowling Coach, Mumbai Indians, “It is truly an honour for me to be appointed Bowling Coach of Mumbai Indians and my journey in the #OneFamily continues, following MI New York and MI Cape Town. I am looking forward to working closely with Mark, Polly, Rohit and the rest of the team, especially the bowling unit, whose approach I loved last season, and the young MI talent that has the potential to excel, backed by the passionate MI Paltan.”Lasith was the most feared bowler every time he went to the top of his run up, and in many instances, has won titles and crunch games with his bowling and has also made clutch plays in key moments to deliver for the team. Malinga has spent close to 13 years with Mumbai Indians since 2008 – 11 years as a player, 1 year (IPL 2018) as MI bowling mentor and 2023 MI NY Bowling Coach, having won 7 trophies with the #OneFamily (4 IPL, 2 CLT20, 1 MLC as bowling coach).