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Lasith Malinga Biography

Separamadu Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer and present vice-captain of their T20 side. A specialist fast bowler, his trademark move is bowling with a rare round-arm action which is referred to as the, "Malinga Slinga". He is well known for his ability to take consecutive wickets: he is the first and only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the first and only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and he is also the first, and currently the only, player to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket. He made his Test debut on the July 1–3, 2004, at Darwin's Marrara Oval, taking 6 wickets in the match. He has developed into Sri Lanka's fastest Test bowler and a regular member of both their Test and One Day International sides. He announced his retirement from Test cricket on 22 April 2011 in order to prolong his career in One-Day and T20 cricket. Malinga debuted on July 11, 2004 when Sri Lanka played the United Arab Emirates at Dambulla. Since then he has become a regular member on the ODI squad. Malinga became a highlight during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, when on March 28, 2007, against South Africa he became the first ever player to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in international cricket. During the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Malinga took his second career hat-trick in Sri Lanka's match against Kenya. In August 2011, he managed yet another hat-trick, against Australia, to become the first man to take three hat-tricks in ODI cricket. Malinga plays for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians. He won the Purple Cap award (most wickets) in the fourth season of Indian Premier League with 28 scalps in 16 matches. In the 2011 Champions League Twenty20, he was the highest wicket taker in the tournament and won the golden wicket for this performance and won the award for the player of the tournament.  

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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Sri Lanka announce squad for T20I series
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Sri Lanka announce squad for T20I series
All-rounder Thisara Perera will lead a 15-member squad for the upcoming 3-match series.
Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis included in Sri Lanka's preliminary squad for T20I series against India
Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis included in Sri Lanka's preliminary squad for T20I series against India
Thisara Perera will continue to lead the side in the series.
5 institutions who may not remain with their teams in IPL 2018
5 institutions who may not remain with their teams in IPL 2018
Every franchise is allowed to retain a maximum of only five players - and some old names may not make the cut.
IPL 2018: 5 star players who are unlikely to be retained by Mumbai Indians
IPL 2018: 5 star players who are unlikely to be retained by Mumbai Indians
With only five players allowed to be retained, quite a few big names may miss the cut.
IPL 2018: 5 big players who are unlikely to be retained 
IPL 2018: 5 big players who are unlikely to be retained 
Despite their stellar record, these players won't be retained.
 5 players with most golden ducks in ODIs
 5 players with most golden ducks in ODIs
Many players have gotten out for ducks - but here are some who routinely lost their wicket on the first ball they faced.
Top 5 wicket-takers in ODIs between 2011 and 2015 World Cups
Top 5 wicket-takers in ODIs between 2011 and 2015 World Cups
The five most prolific bowlers during that particular phase were all from the subcontinent.
Mumbai Indians likely to release Lasith Malinga for IPL auction
Mumbai Indians likely to release Lasith Malinga for IPL auction
The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan has leapfrogged Malinga as Mumbai Indians' premier bowlers.
10 players who revolutionised limited overs cricket through innovations
10 players who revolutionised limited overs cricket through innovations
A lot of innovative shots evolved along with a lot of variations from the bowlers.
Watch: Lasith Malinga turns into off-spinner in domestic match; picks up three wickets
Watch: Lasith Malinga turns into off-spinner in domestic match; picks up three wickets
The veteran pacer delivered sizzling off-breaks with his trademark slingy action.
5 players who should be axed from the Sri Lankan ODI side 
5 players who should be axed from the Sri Lankan ODI side 
These players have fared miserably this year.
5 reasons why Sri Lanka has been struggling in ODIs 
5 reasons why Sri Lanka has been struggling in ODIs 
Some of the reasons why Sri Lanka is struggling in one day cricket
5 great cricketers who have poor records in ICC knockout matches
5 great cricketers who have poor records in ICC knockout matches
It is not always easy to perform with the added pressure that comes with a knockout match.
Sri Lanka drop Lasith Malinga for Pakistan ODIs
Sri Lanka drop Lasith Malinga for Pakistan ODIs
Former skipper Angelo Mathews also misses out after failing to recover from a calf injury.
5 hat-tricks which did nothing to help the team’s cause
5 hat-tricks which did nothing to help the team’s cause
A hat-trick is always a big achievement, but to lose after one is a disappointment.
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