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Lasith Malinga

01 January, 1970

A genuinely quick bowler, Lasith Malinga is known more for his unusual action, rather than accuracy, which so far he's looked to have lacked.

Full name : Separamadu Lasith Malinga
Born : August 28, 1983, Galle
Current age : 23 years 54 days
Major teams : Sri Lanka, BCCSL Academy XI, Galle Cricket Club
Also known as : Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith
Batting style : Right-hand bat
Bowling style : Right-arm fast-medium

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   19   24   10   125   26   8.92   322   38.81   0   0   16   1   7   0
ODIs   20   11   7   42   15   10.50   69   60.86   0   0   3   0   2   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   0   13   13   13.00   12   108.33   0   0   1   0   1   0
First-class   64   80   35   377   30   8.37   1015   37.14   0   0         21   0
List A   39   22   9   70   15   5.38         0   0         5   0
Twenty20   6   2   1   13   13   13.00   15   86.66   0   0         1   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   19   3165   2034   62   5/80   9/210   32.80   3.85   51.04   5   1   0
ODIs   20   983   737   27   4/44   4/44   27.29   4.49   36.40   1   0   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   18   25   0   -   -   -   8.33   -   0   0   0
First-class   64   9002   5963   193   6/17      30.89   3.97   46.64   12   5   0
List A   39   1853   1412   63   4/16   4/16   22.41   4.57   29.41   3   0   0
Twenty20   6   102   108   2   1/11   1/11   54.00   6.35   51.00   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  Australia v Sri Lanka at Darwin - Jul 1-3, 2004 scorecard
Last Test  Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 4-8, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates at Dambulla - Jul 17, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI  New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mumbai (BS) - Oct 20, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  England v Sri Lanka at Southampton - Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  2001/02 - 2006
List A span  2001/02 - 2006/07
Twenty20 span  2004 - 2006

 Profile

Lasith Malinga was the surprise selection for Sri Lanka's tour to Australia in 2004, though he had a fearsome reputation on the domestic circuit. Malinga bowls with a distinctive and explosive round-arm action which generates genuine pace and can disconcert batsmen who struggle to pick up the ball's trajectory. Already, he is rated the fastest bowler in Sri Lanka. His first performance in Sri Lankan colours was also impressive - he took 6 for 90 against a Northern Territory Chief Minister's XI. That paved the way for his inclusion in the Test team, and he acquitted himself quite well too, dismissing Darren Lehmann and Adam Gilchrist in the same over. During an impressive tour of New Zealand in April 2005 his low-slung action resulted in the New Zealand batsmen asking the umpire to change the colour of their trousers as the ball was getting lost. He is developing into Sri Lanka's key pace-bowling wicket-taker, especially as Chaminda Vaas continues to lose pace. Although he remains quite erratic and has a propensity to bowl no-balls, heis a genuine strike bowler, with both new ball and old, and one has the out-and-out pace to trouble the best batsmen on his day. His development as an all-round bowler was confirmed when he was the leading wicket-taker in the one-day series against England.


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