Lasith Malinga was appointed the 'Bowling Strategy Coach' of Sri Lanka for the white-ball segment of Australia's tour of Sri Lanka on Thursday.

"Malinga, during the tour, will support Sri Lanka’s bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans," a Sri Lanka Cricket medial release stated.

"Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that Malinga’s vast experience and renowned death-bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into this all-important series. Lasith Malinga held the same role with the national team when the team toured Australia in February this year for a white-ball series," it added.