Lasith Malinga      

Full name Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Born August 28, 1983, Galle

Current age 35 years 293 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, BCCSL Academy XI, Galle Cricket Club, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Melbourne Stars, Montreal Tigers, 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 221 116 35 556 56 6.86 748 74.33 0 1 44 21 31 0
T20Is 73 25 8 92 27 5.41 114 80.7 0 0 6 3 20 0
First-class 84 101 41 585 64 9.75 1446 40.45 0 1 24 0
List A 285 151 43 729 56 6.75 0 1 40 0
T20s 283 84 35 382 37* 7.79 367 104.08 0 0 28 19 53 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 221 215 10638 9495 326 6/38 6/38 29.12 5.35 32.6 10 8 0
T20Is 73 73 1571 1911 97 5/31 5/31 19.70 7.29 16.1 1 1 0
First-class 84 11927 7784 257 6/17 30.28 3.91 46.4 16 7 0
List A 285 13574 11971 434 7/49 7/49 27.58 5.29 31.2 14 10 0
T20s 283 278 6256 7335 378 6/7 6/7 19.40 7.03 16.5 10 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 15, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 15-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 15, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 12, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/61, 1 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 15 Jun 2019 ODI # 4159
4, 3/39 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
1, 0/46 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Cardiff 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4145
- Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
1/49 Mum Indians v Super Kings Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 May 2019 T20
0/26 Mum Indians v Super Kings Chennai 7 May 2019 T20
3/35 Mum Indians v KKR Mumbai 5 May 2019 T20
0/43 Mum Indians v Sunrisers Mumbai 2 May 2019 T20
0/48 Mum Indians v KKR Kolkata 28 Apr 2019 T20
4/37 Mum Indians v Super Kings Chennai 26 Apr 2019 T20
Profile

One of the great limited-overs bowlers in his pomp, Lasith Malinga gained a reputation for delivering searing inswinging yorkers from a round-arm action as destructive as it was distinctive. That yorker, a deceptive slower ball, and an excellent bouncer formed the body of Malinga's menace, while the action made his deliveries hard to pick up. All that ability was also set off by street smarts; Malinga was rarely shy to switch up plans, and reshuffle fields. Even when batsmen thought they knew what was about to come, Malinga retained the capacity to surprise.

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Jun 15, 2019

Lasith Malinga got the important wicket of Steven Smith, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval, June 15, 2019

Lasith Malinga got the important wicket of Steven Smith

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Jun 4, 2019

Dimuth Karunaratne sends one away watched by Mohammad Shahzad, seventh match,  World Cup 2019, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Cardiff, Wales, June 04, 2019

"When I play a few more games I'll get experience for myself, but right now I need to lean on the seniors"

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Jun 4, 2019

Lasith Malinga savours the winning moment, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019

Lasith Malinga savours the winning moment

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