Lasith Malinga      

Full name Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Born August 28, 1983, Galle

Current age 35 years 205 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 218 113 35 550 56 7.05 727 75.65 0 1 43 21 31 0
T20Is 71 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 279 147 43 721 56 6.93 0 1 39 0
T20s 269 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 218 212 10508 9349 322 6/38 6/38 29.03 5.33 32.6 10 8 0
T20Is 71 71 1523 1845 96 5/31 5/31 19.21 7.26 15.8 1 1 0
First-class 84 11927 7784 257 6/17 30.28 3.91 46.4 16 7 0
List A 279 13337 11744 422 6/38 6/38 27.82 5.28 31.6 14 9 0
T20s 269 264 5939 6831 361 6/7 6/7 18.92 6.90 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/11 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2019 T20I # 755
0*, 1/22 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 16 Mar 2019 ODI # 4115
0, 0/38 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2019 ODI # 4114
1/68 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
2/39, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
15, 0/37 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 3 Mar 2019 ODI # 4104
5/35 Sri Lankans v CSA Inv XI Benoni 28 Feb 2019 Other OD
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
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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Mar 10, 2019

Lasith Malinga dismissed Faf du Plessis for 36, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019

Lasith Malinga dismissed Faf du Plessis for 36

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Mar 6, 2019

Lasith Malinga celebrates after a wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Centurion, February 6, 2019

Lasith Malinga celebrates after a wicket

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Mar 3, 2019

Lasith Malinga in his delivery stride, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg, March 3, 2019

Lasith Malinga in his delivery stride

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