Mumbai Indians is waiting for Lasith Malinga on the current season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Coach Mahela Jayawardene asserted to the reporter about the Sri Lankan ODI and t-20 Captain.
Sri Lanka is spending a horrible series in South Africa under the captaincy of wise Lasith Malinga. Though Sri Lanka won the test series South Africa whitewashed the in ODI and already beats in the t-20. But former Sri Lankan great and Mumbai Indians Coach Mahela Jayawardene is hopeful for the experienced Sri Lankan pacer in IPL this season.
The coach described his hope and facts
The coach described his hope and facts, “We need to gather our thoughts and see. If you read the entire thing, the tournament is for four or five days in April, so till that time, there’s availability. When we got him in the auction, SLC gave us his availability schedule, that tournament wasn’t part of that. So there is a conversation to be made and once we get through that conversation we’ll let you know. It’s way too early for us to comment on whether he’s going to be unavailable or whatever. We’ll see what happens.”
Mumbai Indians coach described his students
As Mahela Jayawardene clarified about Adam Milne too, “I think Adam, we were waiting on his fitness, because he had an injury four weeks back. So we needed to wait for his recovery and progress. We had to report two days back that he’s not 100% and he might not be able to be part of an extended IPL. So, we’ve realized that we need a replacement. We’re considering that, but we’ve got enough resources so we’ll wait on it.”
Jayawardene asserts about Hardik Pandya, “If you see his Instagram posts for the last month and a half, you see he’s been training. So he’s 200% fit. He’s actually too fit, to be honest. We worked on his skills because that is something he hasn’t been able to. He’s in very good space and raring to go.”
Coach concludes with, “We’ll do that monitoring, and we’ve been given their workloads as well. The countries want them to be match fit as well. Play good cricket in a good space. You can’t go into the World Cup, without playing much cricket. That balance is something we’ll make sure is maintained. And hopefully, no injuries for any of the players.”
Therefore, Mumbai Indians is waiting for Lasith Malinga on the current season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Hope Mumbai Indians will ensure their best eleven for this season.