Yorker King Lasith Malinga has signed up for English County Middlesex to play in the Friends Life t20 tournament. Malinga is likely to play in Middlesex's last seven games of the Friends Life T20 2012.
According to the Middlesex website, former England pacer Angus Fraser, who is also the County's Managing Director of Cricket has commented - “We are all naturally thrilled about the prospect of a player of Lasith’s talent coming to the club. In t20 cricket every county is looking for a bowler that provides their attack with variety, the ability to bowl during Powerplays and at the death, basically something different from the norm and in Lasith we will have the best in the world.
“In 2011 we had a disappointing t20 campaign and we are looking for the players to react positively and improve on last season’s performances this summer. The addition of Lasith can only help us achieve this goal.”
Lasith Malinga is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for the Mumbai Indians. During the course of the tournament, he was out of action for few matches with back spasms but has made a comeback within no time.
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