Mumbai: Tendulkar is in the best position to negate the Malinga factor thanks to Mumbai Indians connection, says T A Sekar, the franchise's director of cricket.
Forget the X factor. In Sri Lanka's case, it is the M factor that's making noise. Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga can wreak havoc with any batting line-up on a given day.
If fit, Muralitharan will be a key figure in the Sri Lankan bowling line-up for Saturday's World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium. While the Indian batsmen are famous for mastering the turning ball, it is pace ace Malinga, who may end up posing the biggest threat. The slinger will also enjoy some crowd support because of his Mumbai Indians connection.