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Lasith Malinga Lasith Malinga Height: 1.73 m DOB: August 28, 1983

Inarguably one of the greatest limited-overs bowlers in his heydays, 'Slinga' Malinga is loved by many around the world not only for his achievements on the field but also off it. His rave hairstyles and slinging bowling action make for great entertainment whenever he is on the field. However, after increasing fitness issues and loss of form, he was dropped from the Lankan side a couple of years ago only to make a successful return in 2018 looking fitter and almost as menacing as he was when he took 4 wickets in 4 balls in the 2007 World Cup. The 2019 English summer could yet prove to be his ultimate swansong as he would be hoping to leave the game that he has loved the most on a high.

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Lasith Malinga appointed Sri Lanka's bowling strategy coach for upcoming series against Australia

Cricket | Jun 03, 2022, 11:17 AM IST

Sri Lanka is set to play three T20Is, followed by five ODIs in Colombo and Pallekele

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Lasith Malinga returns to Sri Lanka cricket in new role; here are all details

Cricket | Jun 02, 2022, 07:46 PM IST

Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the team's Bowling Strategy Coach for the white-ball leg of the series against Australia.

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Malinga joins Rajasthan Royals as fast-bowling coach

Cricket | Mar 11, 2022, 04:18 PM IST

Rajasthan Royals on Friday also announced that Paddy Upton has joined the squad as a 'Team Catalyst'.

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Sri Lanka tour of Australia: Lasith Malinga appointed as specialist bowling coach

Cricket | Jan 26, 2022, 09:43 PM IST

Sri Lanka are scheduled to play five T20 Internationals in Australia starting from February 11.

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BAN vs SCO T20 World Cup: Shakib surpasses Malinga to become leading wicket-taker in T20Is

Cricket | Oct 17, 2021, 09:01 PM IST

Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan became the leading wicket-taker in T20Is after taking his second wicket during his team's opening round T20 World Cup match against Scotland.

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Lasith Malinga announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Cricket | Sep 14, 2021, 06:44 PM IST

Veteran Sri Lanka cricketer Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

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Lasith Malinga could return to Sri Lanka side to play World T20

Cricket | May 10, 2021, 05:07 PM IST

Malinga, who has announced his retirement from ODI cricket, was released by his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) ahead of the 2021 auctions.

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On this day: Lasith Malinga takes 4 wickets in 4 balls against South Africa

Cricket | Mar 28, 2021, 04:03 PM IST

Malinga would repeat the feat over a decade later in a T20I against New Zealand in 2019. 

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Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah give tribute to 'match-winner' Lasith Malinga

Cricket | Jan 21, 2021, 04:49 PM IST

Malinga featured in 122 matches in the IPL, all for Mumbai Indians

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Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket, makes himself unavailable for IPL 2021

Cricket | Jan 20, 2021, 10:08 PM IST

Mumbai Indians announced the news a few hours after they had announced their 18-member retention squad for IPL 2021 which did not feature Malinga.

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Faf du Plessis, Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi to play in Lanka Premier League

Cricket | Oct 19, 2020, 10:39 PM IST

The tournament will be played between November 21-December 13 at two venues -- Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.

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IPL 2020: Absence of Malinga an opportunity for others to step up, says Rohit Sharma

Cricket | Sep 23, 2020, 07:55 PM IST

The 37-year-old Malinga has been ruled out for the season and in his absence, MI are relying upon the likes of James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah to deliver in the death overs.

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IPL 2020: Jasprit Bumrah can fill Lasith Malinga's shoes for MI, feels Brett Lee

Cricket | Sep 18, 2020, 03:35 PM IST

The former Australian pacer feels Bumrah's ability to make impact with both new and old balls makes him perfect fit to fill the void left by Malinga

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IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga 'just not comparable', his experience will be missed: Rohit Sharma

Cricket | Sep 17, 2020, 03:21 PM IST

Lasith Malinga will miss the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, as he withdrew from the tournament due to personal reasons.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians will look to shrug off 2014 horror, overcome Malinga's absence

Cricket | Sep 13, 2020, 01:23 PM IST

Mumbai do have a solid team, certain to put them in the playoffs. They have a mighty batting lineup and equally strong bowling options to choose from despite the absence of Lasith Malinga.

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IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga opts out of upcoming season; James Pattinson to replace him at MI

Cricket | Sep 02, 2020, 06:21 PM IST

Lasith Malinga has withdrawn from the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League due to personal reasons.

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Sri Lanka legend and IPL great Lasith Malinga turns 37

Cricket | Aug 28, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

Lasith Malinga, widely regarded as one of the most impactful limited-overs bowlers of all time, is celebrating his 37th birthday today.

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Lasith Malinga set to miss first few matches of IPL 2020 for Mumbai Indians

Cricket | Aug 21, 2020, 05:01 PM IST

Malinga had successfully defended eight runs in the final over for Mumbai Indians during the summit clash against Chennai Super Kings last year.

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Michael Hussey picks Dhoni as captain of his all-time 'Fearsome' IPL XI; no Malinga, Gayle

Cricket | Jul 03, 2020, 04:11 PM IST

The team comprised of some formidable cricketers while also missing out on some of the big names. 

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Malinga will have to change his run-up routine with new ICC rules, points out Sachin

Cricket | Jun 23, 2020, 08:57 PM IST

Malinga is known to kiss the ball often at the start of his run-up which is what Tendulkar pointed out.

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