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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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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.
Most wickets by a fast bowler in a five-match ODI series
Most wickets by a fast bowler in a five-match ODI series
With 15 wickets versus Sri Lanka, Bumrah broke the record for most wickets by a pacer in 5-match series.
5 promising signs for Sri Lanka despite a miserable series against India
5 promising signs for Sri Lanka despite a miserable series against India
In times where nothing seems to be going right for Sri Lanka cricket with their recent lows, we look at 5 promising signs.
5 reasons why Sri Lanka will be stronger in the T20I against India
5 reasons why Sri Lanka will be stronger in the T20I against India
Here are 5 reasons why Sri Lanka can put on a better show in the one off T20 game.
Lasith Malinga hints at retirement 
Lasith Malinga hints at retirement 
The Sri Lankan bowler has failed to impress with the ball since his return after a knee injury
Constant evolution behind Bumrah's success
Constant evolution behind Bumrah's success
He admits that he has learnt a lot from Mumbai Indians teammate Lasith Malinga.
Why has Lasith Malinga become rusty?
Why has Lasith Malinga become rusty?
Malinga's bowling was once the most scaring thing for batsmen, but now he looks pedestrian. What is ailing the slingy bowler?
5 reasons why India shouldn't take Sri Lanka lightly
5 reasons why India shouldn't take Sri Lanka lightly
India shouldn't take this Sri Lankan team lightly despite the fact that they humbled the hosts in the test series few days back.
Rohit Sharma planning to counter Malinga threat with 'reverse sweeps' 
Rohit Sharma planning to counter Malinga threat with 'reverse sweeps' 
Rohit Sharma spoke about the role of innovating and playing different strokes to maximise the result
Quo Vadis, Sri Lanka?
Quo Vadis, Sri Lanka?
Sri Lankan cricket is a blind man, stumbling from tour to tour, bumping into losses and collapsing at every turn. What now?
Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry after calling Sri Lankan sports minister 'monkey'
Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry after calling Sri Lankan sports minister 'monkey'
Lasith Malinga referred Sri Lankan sports minister as a monkey in an interview with a television channel.
Lasith Malinga courts controversy with 'Monkey' remark at Sri Lankan sports minister
Lasith Malinga courts controversy with 'Monkey' remark at Sri Lankan sports minister
The Sri Lankan cricket board has ordered an investigation into the remarks made my Malinga.
SK Flashback: Shahid Afridi inspires Pakistan to their maiden World T20 title
SK Flashback: Shahid Afridi inspires Pakistan to their maiden World T20 title
Back in 2009, Pakistan bagged their maiden World T20 title by thrashing Sri Lanka in the Final.
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