Lasith Malinga


He is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls.


First Name: Separamadu
Last Name: Malinga
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast-Med
Player Type: Bowler
Date of Birth: 28 Aug, 1983
Test debut: 01 Jul, 2004
ODI debut: 17 Jul, 2004
T20 debut: 15 Jun, 2006

A fiery quick with a distinctive action, Lasith Malinga has been terrorising opposition batsmen since making his international debut in July 2004.

Prior to his national selection, Malinga had been building his reputation as a damaging fast bowler on the domestic circuit.

He went on to cement his place in the national side and the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a standout for Malinga who finished with 18 wickets including hauls of 3-10, 3-27 and 4-54.

He fared well in his second World Cup appearance in 2011, taking the second of his three ODI hat-tricks against Kenya during the tournament.

Malinga retired from Test matches in 2011 in order to prolong his limited-overs career and in August 2011 he became the first player to take three ODI hat-tricks.


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