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The right-arm fast bowler that is commonly used as a specialist death bowler was born on 28 August 1983. Separamadu Lasith Malinga is best known for his ability to take wickets consecutively, with in-swinging yorkers. His distinctive round-arm action also referred to as a sling action made his lovers give him a nickname I.e Slinga Malinga. Learning to play cricket exclusively with a tennis ball, resulted in his unique round-arm bowling action.
The Great Wicket – Taker
The former Sri Lankan player holds the record for most hat-tricks in International cricket. If anyone will look at his career stats, he will get shocked. His wicket stats is unbeatable. According to ESPNcricinfo( 6 march 2020), he has played 30 test matches in which he took 101 wickets. He took more than 330 wickets within 226 ODIs. In 84 T20I, he scalped 107 wickets with 7 five-wicket hauls. During 2007 cricket world cup that was held in Caribbean Island, he got his maiden hat-trick against South Africa. At the age of 18, he claimed a total of 8 wickets in his first-class debut in 2001.
The lynchpin of Mumbai India’s bowling
He is the only player who scalped 170 wickets in the IPL. He has proved himself crossing the line on numerous occasions in the past. For instance, one can recall the moment of 2019 IPL Final against CSK. He defended eight runs in the last over of the match to help Mumbai Indians register their fourth title triumph.
A few years back, Mumbai Indians picked him as a bowling mentor. He mentored fellow pacers such as Dhawal Kulkarni and Jasprit Bumrah there. In not only one, but for at least three seasons Malinga and Bumrah have been Mumbai Indians’ trump cards. Malinga’s experience and his advice have made Mumbai Indians be a strong contender for the match.