|Full Name||Separamadu Lasith Malinga|
|Date of Birth||August 28, 1983|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Role||Bowler/Right-arm fast-medium, occasional right-arm off break, Coach, Right-handed Batsman|
|Family||Tanya Perera (Spouse), Duvin Malinga (Son)|
Lasith Malinga is known as the Yorker king for his accurate and consistent yorkers which help him take consecutive wickets in a match.
Lasith Malinga was born on 28 August 1983 at Galle in Sri Lanka. He is a right-handed fast bowler and a right handed batsman. He is primarily used as a fast bowler in his team and specializes in death over bowlings.
|2001||18||Made First Class debut|
|2004||21||Made Test and ODI debut|
|2007||24||First Hat-trick taken against South Africa|
|2011||28||Second World Cup Hattrick taken against Kenya|
|2014||31||Led the Sri Lankan team to victory in 2014 T20I World Cup|
|2019||35||Retired from One Day Internationals|
The Sri Lankan bowler holds various international records such as:
Also see - Kagiso Rabada biography
Lasith Malinga has been one of the brightest cricketers from Sri Lanka cricket team and has had a decorated career since the beginning.
Lasith Malinga made his First Class debut in the 2001-02 season and has played 84 matches so far. He has taken 257 wickets with 7 5-wicket hauls and 16 4-wicket hauls. He has also taken 446 wickets in 290 List A matches.
Lasith Malinga made his Test debut on 1 July 2004 against Australia at Darwin. He took 6 wickets in the match, however Sri Lanka lost it by 149 runs. In 30 Test matches he has played so far, he has taken 101 wickets with 3 5-wicket hauls.
Lasith Malinga made his ODI debut against United Arab Emirates on 17 July 2004 at Dambulla. He took 1 wicket in the match. Also, in his ODI career he has played 226 matches and taken 338 wickets. He has 8 5-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals.
Lasith Malinga has taken 106 wickets in 79 matches. He has taken 2 5-wicket hauls in T20Is and also has two hat-tricks to his name.
Lasith Malinga was the captain of the Sri Lankan team in the 2014 T20 World Cup. He took the position after the captain Dinesh Chandimal had been banned and led the team to victory in the World Cup. He has also captained the team on rare occasions in ODIs when there was a requirement but has never held the position of the regular captain.
Lasith Malinga is the son of Separmadu Milton and Swarna Thenuwara. Lasith Malinga is married to Tanya Perera and has a son.