The seasoned toe-crusher from Sri Lanka is one of the most feared bowler around the world. His two hattricks and a World record haul of 4 wickets in 4 ball against South Africa indicate his strength in controlled bowling that has tormented a lot of teams.
Name: Separamadu Lasith Malinga
Birth Place: Galle
Date of Birth August 28, 1983
Nick: Slinga Malinga
Teams: Sri Lanka, BCCSL Academy XI, Galle Cricket Club, Kent, Mumbai Indians
Debut: 2004 vs Australia
ODIs: 78 matches, 120 wkts, Best 6/38, Avg. 25.99 5w twice
Tests: 30 matches, 101 wkts, Best 5/50, Avg. 33.15 5w thrice
T20: ODIs: 29 matches, 35 wkts, Best 3/12, Avg. 20.80
Besides his bowling records, Malinga also holds the record of highest partnership for 9th wicket in ODI. He has hit 50s in ODI as well as a test inning.
Besides a good performance in all form of cricket where he has become the most lethal bowler of Sri Lanka, after Vaas, he holds the World record of taking hattrick twice in ODIs. His first hattrick was against South Africa, while his second has come against the Netherlands in the group stage match of World Cup 2011.
Only Bowler to Take 4 Consecutive Wickets
His hattrick against South Africa resulted in a World record when he added one more wicket to it and become the first and only bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls.
With his lethal bouncers and toe-crusher yourkers, he is set to create new records.