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IPL 2017: Sanath Jayasuriya talks about Malinga's form in IPL

Jayasuriya backs Lasith Malinga's despite his struggles this season for MI.

By Shubham Raj -

Lasith Malinga has struggled in the recent IPL l IANS

Lasith Malinga, the famous speedster from Sri Lanka has put under question for his recent form in IPL. However, he has found some support in his former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya.

"Being out of form is part of cricket. I've never seen a cricketer who has always been in form in my 17-18 years of cricket. Malinga might go through a little lean patch, but he is a strong enough player to come back and bowl good spells. He might win the match for Mumbai Indians in tomorrow's (Friday) game or the final if they make it," Jayasuriya said on Thursday.

Former Srilankan opener has also acclaimed his former teammate Mahela Jayawardene for his new role as a coach of Mumbai Indians, as he thinks coaching isn't an easy task.

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"He has done a great job. Coaching for the first time even though he has played enough cricket, it's a different role. You're associating yourself with people from so many other countries: the bowling coach, fielding coach, specialized batting coach, so many coaches are involved in one team. So, to manage them as well as individual cricketers, it's not easy. Mahela has done a great job of doing that. It was a good test for him," he said.

He also opined that players will be out from their T20 hangover and can easily comfort themselves for the ODI format.

"It'll be a challenge to adjust to the format. Players have been playing a lot of T20 cricket, and you're in a different mood. Also, the conditions will be totally different. But the player has played enough international cricket to adjust. It is up to individual players to figure out a way," he said.