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Lasith Malinga      

Full name Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Born August 28, 1983, Galle

Current age 32 years 167 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, BCCSL Academy XI, Galle Cricket Club, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kent, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Ruhuna Reds, Ruhuna Royals, Southern Express

Also known as Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Separamadu Lasith Malinga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 37 13 275 64 11.45 619 44.42 0 1 36 6 7 0
ODIs 191 96 29 475 56 7.08 622 76.36 0 1 38 19 28 0
T20Is 61 18 7 71 27 6.45 87 81.60 0 0 3 3 15 0
First-class 83 100 41 584 64 9.89 1439 40.58 0 1 23 0
List A 246 129 37 631 56 6.85 0 1 36 0
Twenty20 220 66 24 287 37* 6.83 293 97.95 0 0 18 16 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 59 5209 3349 101 5/50 9/210 33.15 3.85 51.5 7 3 0
ODIs 191 185 9207 8082 291 6/38 6/38 27.77 5.26 31.6 9 7 0
T20Is 61 61 1283 1556 74 5/31 5/31 21.02 7.27 17.3 0 1 0
First-class 83 11867 7751 255 6/17 30.39 3.91 46.5 16 7 0
List A 246 11796 10268 382 6/38 6/38 26.87 5.22 30.8 12 8 0
Twenty20 220 215 4811 5367 295 6/7 6/7 18.19 6.69 16.3 7 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Darwin, Jul 1-3, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 3-7, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates at Dambulla, Jul 17, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 7, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 3-7, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/16, 2 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (RPS) 11 Nov 2015 T20I # 461
2/19 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 9 Nov 2015 T20I # 460
2/43 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 7 Nov 2015 ODI # 3704
2/43 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (RPS) 4 Nov 2015 ODI # 3702
0/20, 0 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (RPS) 1 Nov 2015 ODI # 3701
1/40 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 1 Aug 2015 T20I # 449
1/46 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 30 Jul 2015 T20I # 448
17, 1/46 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 22 Jul 2015 ODI # 3671
1/80, 6 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 19 Jul 2015 ODI # 3670
2/64, 2* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3669
Profile

Lasith Malinga was the surprise selection for Sri Lanka's tour to Australia in 2004, though he had a fearsome reputation on the domestic circuit. Malinga bowls with a distinctive and explosive round-arm action which generates genuine pace and can disconcert batsmen who struggle to pick up the ball's trajectory. Already, he is rated the fastest bowler in Sri Lanka. His first performance in Sri Lankan colours was also impressive - he took 6 for 90 against a Northern Territory Chief Minister's XI. That paved the way for his inclusion in the Test team, and he acquitted himself quite well too, dismissing Darren Lehmann and Adam Gilchrist in the same over.

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Nov 7, 2015

Lasith Malinga is congratulated by Dinesh Chandimal for the wicket of Jermaine Blackwood, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, November 7, 2015

Lasith Malinga is congratulated by Dinesh Chandimal for the wicket of Jermaine Blackwood

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Nov 4, 2015

Lasith Malinga celebrates with his team-mates, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Colombo, November 4, 2015

Lasith Malinga celebrates with his team-mates

© Associated Press

Aug 16, 2015

A child's drawing of Lasith Malinga, August 2015

A child's drawing of Lasith Malinga

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Tournament Results
Lions v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Lions at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
Lions won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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