Lasith Malinga      

Full name Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Born August 28, 1983, Galle

Current age 35 years 178 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 213 109 34 534 56 7.12 697 76.61 0 1 41 21 30 0
T20Is 70 23 8 84 27 5.60 106 79.24 0 0 4 3 18 0
First-class 84 101 41 585 64 9.75 1446 40.45 0 1 24 0
List A 274 143 42 705 56 6.98 0 1 38 0
T20s 268 82 35 374 37* 7.95 359 104.17 0 0 26 19 50 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 213 207 10274 9145 318 6/38 6/38 28.75 5.34 32.3 10 8 0
T20Is 70 70 1499 1834 94 5/31 5/31 19.51 7.34 15.9 1 1 0
First-class 84 11927 7784 257 6/17 30.28 3.91 46.4 16 7 0
List A 274 13103 11540 418 6/38 6/38 27.60 5.28 31.3 14 9 0
T20s 268 263 5915 6820 359 6/7 6/7 18.99 6.91 16.4 8 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Nondescripts Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 16, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/20 Nondescripts v Bloomfield Colombo (Burgher) 16 Feb 2019 T20
6*, 2/14 Nondescripts v Panadura Colombo (CCC) 15 Feb 2019 T20
0/44, 5* Titans v Vikings Sylhet 19 Jan 2019 T20
1/22 Titans v Victorians Sylhet 18 Jan 2019 T20
2/24, 6 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
3/93, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 8 Jan 2019 ODI # 4076
2/45, 17 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2019 ODI # 4075
2/78, 11 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 3 Jan 2019 ODI # 4074
2/30, 5 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 27 Oct 2018 T20I # 703
4*, 0/15 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 20 Oct 2018 ODI # 4055
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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Jan 30, 2019

The team is in dire need of steady leadership and guidance, Thisara wrote in his letter

The team is in dire need of steady leadership and guidance, Thisara wrote in his letter

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Jan 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha celebrate a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Only T20I, Auckland, January 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha celebrate a wicket

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Jan 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga gave his side an early breakthrough, getting Martin Guptill again, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Only T20I, Auckland, January 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga gave his side an early breakthrough, getting Martin Guptill again

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