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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
335
AVERAGE
29

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
97
AVERAGE
19.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
35
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 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup 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
225
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
105
BEST BATTING
56
BEST BOWLING
6-38
Bowling
WICKETS
335
AVERAGE
29
ECONOMY
5.36
S/R
32.5
5W
8
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
561
INNINGS
118
NOT OUTS
35
AVERAGE
6.76
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
73
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
8
BEST BATTING
27
BEST BOWLING
5-31
Bowling
WICKETS
97
AVERAGE
19.7
ECONOMY
7.3
S/R
16.2
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
92
INNINGS
25
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
5.41
100s
0
50s
0

Ponting's World Cup danger men: Sri Lanka

The unpredictable island nation boasts two key threats to opposition teams at this World Cup with Ricky Ponting nominating Kusal Perera and Lasith Malinga as his danger men


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Malinga rates Australia's chances highly

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga is expecting Australia to be one of the hardest nations to beat at the World Cup in England and Wales


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Mumbai win IPL after last-ball thriller

Lasith Malinga was the hero for Mumbai, conceding just seven runs from the final over to hand the Indians a fourth IPL title


'Time to get tough' warns Malinga

Lasith Malinga says mental strength will help Sri Lanka claim their first win of the World Cup against Afghanistan on Tuesday


Old warhorse Malinga saddles up again

No slowing down for Malinga as he aims to prove his - and Sri Lanka's - critics wrong at the World Cup


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Mumbai win IPL after final-ball thriller

Lastha Malinga holds his nerve as Mumbai concede just seven from the final over against Shane Watson's Chennai


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