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Lasith Malinga Retiring from ODI Cricket

Lasith Malinga will be playing his last match against Bangladesh. He was 22nd man in the Team selection but given a send off match. Here are the details.

Lasith Malinga Srilanka retiring from cricket
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Lasith Malinga or the “Salinga” is Sri Lanka’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket. After the dismal performance by Sri Lanka in the World cup 2019, 36-year-old veteran faced a fair share of criticism and rumors about his retirement. But now it looks like Lasith Malinga is going to play his last ODI match.

Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne told the press that Malinga is to retire from ODI cricket after playing the first game against Bangladesh from a three-match series. First SRI vs BAN scheduled on 26th-July at Premadasa will be Malinga’s last match said the SL captain.

The captain further said upon a question from the press regarding confirmation of the news that “ he has no idea what Malinga said to the selection board but this is what he has told the team and he will play out the first match against Bangladesh as a farewell match”.

Malinga has already retired from the rest cricket way back in 2011 however, was a part of shorter formats SL squad. Malinga has 335 ODI scalps to his name and he is just behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas.

Lasith Malanga Stats and Figures.

Lasith Malinga Srilanka retiring from cricket
Name
Lasith Malinga
Nationality
sri Sri Lanka
Position
Bowler
Current Team
Sri Lanka
Past Teams
Sri Lanka
Separamadu Malinga

Separamadu Malinga

A fiery quick with a distinctive action, Lasith Malinga has been terrorising opposition batsmen since making his international debut in July 2004. Prior to his national selection, Malinga had been building his reputation as a damaging fast bowler on the domestic circuit. He went on to cement his place in the national side and the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a standout for Malinga who finished with 18 wickets including hauls of 3-10, 3-27 and 4-54. He fared well in his second World Cup appearance in 2011, taking the second of his three ODI hat-tricks against Kenya during the tournament. Malinga retired from Test matches in 2011 in order to prolong his limited-overs career and in August 2011 he became the first player to take three ODI hat-tricks.  

He is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls.

Test Debut date : 01/07/2004

ODI Debut date : 17/07/2004

T20 Debut date : 15/06/2006

Age : 37 years 24 days

Role : Bowler

Height : N/A

Batting Style : Right Hand

Bowling Style : Right Arm Fast-Med

Team Played For : N/A

Batting Stats

Twenty20
Ings
R
84
33
136
ODI
Ings
R
226
119
567
Test
Ings
R
30
37
275

Bowling Stats

Twenty20
Overs
WK
84
299.5
107
ODI
Overs
WK
226
1822.4
338
Test
Overs
WK
30
869.1
101

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