Separamadu Lasith Malinga is a right arm fast bowler and a right handed batsman with the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has also played for the BCCSL Academy XI, Kent, Galle Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Nondescripts Cricket Club and the Mumbai Indians cricket teams. Recently, he has been bought by the Mumbai Indians to play at the IPL 5 season.
Lasith Malinga started playing first class cricket since 2001. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against Australia at Darwin in 2004. Malinga bowled 14 overs and claimed 2 wickets giving away 50 runs in the first innings. He was caught out for a duck by Jason Gillespie off a ball by Shane Warne. In the second innings, Malinga claimed 4 wickets and gave away 42 runs in the 15.1 overs that he bowled. Coming to bat, he once again was dismissed for a duck by giving a catch to Adam Gilchrist on a ball by Kasprowicz. Australia went on to win the match by 149 runs.
The same month he debuted in a One day International match against the United Arab Emirates team in Dambulla. Malinga remained not out at 5 runs off 11 balls and claimed a wicket giving away 39 runs in the 10 overs that he bowled. Sri Lanka won the match by 116 runs. In 2007, in a world cup match against South Africa, Malinga took 4 wickets in consecutive fashion and claimed his Hat-trick. In 2008, he joined the Mumbai Indians with the Indian Premier League.
In a total of 117 One day international matches, Malinga has scored 327 runs and claimed 185 wickets at an economy of 5.07 runs per over. He also has a total of 275 runs and has claimed 101 wickets at an economy of 3.85 runs per over in the 30 test matches that he has played.
Man of the Match, against New Zealand, 2004Man of the Match, against South Africa, 2006.