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Lasith Malinga

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls.

WICKETS
101
AVERAGE
33.2

Lasith Malinga

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls.

WICKETS
291
AVERAGE
27.8

Lasith Malinga

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls.

WICKETS
89
AVERAGE
19.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Galle

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Galle Cricket Club

Bio

A fiery quick with a distinctive action, Lasith Malinga has been terrorising opposition batsmen since making his international debut in July 2004.

Prior to his national selection, Malinga had been building his reputation as a damaging fast bowler on the domestic circuit.

He went on to cement his place in the national side and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 was a standout for Malinga who finished with 18 wickets including hauls of 3-10, 3-27 and 4-54.

He fared well in his second World Cup appearance in 2011, taking the second of his three ODI hat-tricks against Kenya during the tournament.

Malinga retired from Test matches in 2011 in order to prolong his limited overs career and in August 2011 he became the first player to take three ODI hat-tricks.

MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
30
BEST BATTING
64
BEST BOWLING
5-50
Bowling
WICKETS
101
AVERAGE
33.2
ECONOMY
3.85
S/R
51.6
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
275
INNINGS
37
NOT OUTS
13
AVERAGE
11.46
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
191
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
105
BEST BATTING
56
BEST BOWLING
6-38
Bowling
WICKETS
291
AVERAGE
27.8
ECONOMY
5.27
S/R
31.6
5W
7
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
475
INNINGS
96
NOT OUTS
29
AVERAGE
7.09
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
67
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
27
BEST BOWLING
5-31
Bowling
WICKETS
89
AVERAGE
19.7
ECONOMY
7.35
S/R
16
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
73
INNINGS
21
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
5.62
100s
0
50s
0

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Malinga sizzles with first-over wicket

Lasith Malinga made an immediate impact in the PM's XI clash, uprooting the middle stump of D'Arcy Short in the very first over


2:02

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Relive all four of magic Malinga's hat-tricks

Take a look back at all four - yes four! - of the Sri Lanka slinger's international hat-tricks