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Separamadu Lasith Malinga , in Galle, popularly as Lasith Malinga, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning captain. He was the captain of Twenty20 International side for Sri Lanka, until 7 March 2016, where Malinga stepped down from captaincy due to his continuous injuries.

Lasith Malinga
ලසිත් මාලිංග
Lasith Malinga tossing a cricket ball at practice.jpg
Malinga at SCG Sydney in 2010
Personal information
Full name Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith
Born (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 33)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Nickname Slinga, Maali , Malinga the Slinger
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 1 July 2004 v Australia
Last Test 3 August 2010 v India
ODI debut 17 July 2004 v United Arab Emirates
Last ODI 7 November 2015 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 99
T20I debut 15 June 2006 v England
Last T20I 25 February 2016 v UAE
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007 Kent
2004- present Nondescripts
2001-04 Galle
2008– Present Mumbai Indians
2012 Ruhuna Royals
2012- 2013 Melbourne Stars
2013 Dhaka Gladiators
2014- Present Southern Express
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 30 191 62 243
Runs scored 275 475 71 631
Batting average 11.46 7.08 6.45 6.93
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 -/- 0/1
Top score 64 56 27 56
Balls bowled 5,209 9,207 1,307 11,672
Wickets 101 291 78 378
Bowling average 33.15 27.77 20.28 26.88
5 wickets in innings 3 10 1 6
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/50 6/38 5/31 6/38
Catches/stumpings 7/- 28/– 16/– 36/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 February 2016

Separamadu Lasith Malinga (Sinhalese: සපරමාදු ලසිත් මාලිංග; born 28 August 1983), in Galle, popularly as Lasith Malinga, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning captain. He was the captain of Twenty20 International side for Sri Lanka, until 7 March 2016, where Malinga stepped down from captaincy due to his continuous injuries.

Malinga is a specialist fast bowler with a unique round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nickname, "Slinga Malinga" and conversely, his bowling style being nicknamed "Malinga the Slinga" both terms still consistently being associated with him in street cricket and general cricketing society.

He is known for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging death yorkers: he is the only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and the only player to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket. On 22 April 2011, he announced his retirement from Test cricket. He bowls around a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). His fastest ball was clocked at 155.7 km/h (96.8 mph) in 2011, which is still tied for the 4th fastest speed amongst active bowlers (shared with Dale Steyn) as of 3 January, 2015.

His ODI and T20 bowling average and economy rate are amongst the best in the game. He is known for his ability to bowl yorkers and slower bowls to restrict scoring in the later overs of games. He is the highest wicket taker in all Twenty20 cricket and highest wicket taker for Sri Lanka in Twenty20 Internationals as well.

Malinga was the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

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