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Happy Birthday Lasith Malinga: A look at the best ODI spells of the yorker king
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Happy Birthday Lasith Malinga: A look at the best ODI spells of the yorker king

Lasith Malinga finished his illustrious career with 338 wickets, the ninth most in ODI history and the third most for his country.

Lasith Malinga named Sri Lanka 'bowling strategy coach'
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Lasith Malinga named Sri Lanka 'bowling strategy coach'

Sri Lanka Cricket said the 38-year-old's expertise and experience would be crucial for the three T20 matches and five one-day internationals to be played in Colombo and Kandy.

On this day in 2019: Lasith Malinga strikes on final ball as Mumbai Indians win record 4th IPL title
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On this day in 2019: Lasith Malinga strikes on final ball as Mumbai Indians win record 4th IPL title

On 12 May, 2019, Mumbai Indians’ pacer Lasith Malinga kept his nerve and used his experience to bring the 4th IPL title for Mumbai in the last-ball thriller.

IPL 2022: RR's Prasidh Krishna recalls hilarious reaction after meeting Lasith Malinga for first time; watch
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IPL 2022: RR's Prasidh Krishna recalls hilarious reaction after meeting Lasith Malinga for first time; watch

Taking to their social media account, the official handle of RR recently shared a short trailer of the fourth episode of the Royals Podcast.

IPL 2022: Yuzvendra Chahal showed leg-spinners are match-winning bowlers, says RR bowling coach Lasith Malinga
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IPL 2022: Yuzvendra Chahal showed leg-spinners are match-winning bowlers, says RR bowling coach Lasith Malinga

Yuzvendra Chahal starred in RR's seven-run win over KKR with a haul of 5/40, which included the first hat-trick of IPL 2022.

IPL 2022: Availability of full-strength attack a 'great plus' for Rajasthan Royals, says Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2022: Availability of full-strength attack a 'great plus' for Rajasthan Royals, says Kumar Sangakkara

Boasting one of the best attacks of IPL 15 in Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Royals began their campaign in style, crushing Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs.

IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo overtakes Lasith Malinga to become leading wicket-taker in tournament history
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IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo overtakes Lasith Malinga to become leading wicket-taker in tournament history

Bravo dismissed LSG batter Deepak Hooda for 13 on the second ball of his fourth over. With this wicket, the West Indies all-rounder surpassed Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga's record of 170 wickets in 122 matches.

On this day in 2007: Lasith Malinga scalped four wickets in four balls in World Cup match against South Africa
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On this day in 2007: Lasith Malinga scalped four wickets in four balls in World Cup match against South Africa

It was on this day in 2007 that Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga reached one of the high points of his cricketing journey.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals have fantastic pace attack, says fast bowling coach Lasith Malinga
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals have fantastic pace attack, says fast bowling coach Lasith Malinga

Newly-appointed fast bowling coach Malinga feels Rajasthan Royals have a fantastic pace attack with a good mix of experienced international players, genuine Indian quicks and youngsters.

IPL 2022: Lasith Malinga joins Rajasthan Royals as fast-bowling coach; Paddy Upton returns
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IPL 2022: Lasith Malinga joins Rajasthan Royals as fast-bowling coach; Paddy Upton returns

"It's a wonderful feeling for me to return to the IPL and an absolute honour to join Rajasthan Royals," said Malinga, who represented Mumbai Indians in the IPL grabbing 170 wickets in 122 matches.

Lasith Malinga appointed as specialist bowling coach for Sri Lanka's Australia tour
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Lasith Malinga appointed as specialist bowling coach for Sri Lanka's Australia tour

Legendary pacer has been appointed as a specialist bowling coach for Sri Lanka's senior men's national team's upcoming tour of Australia, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Wednesday.

T20 World Cup Top Moments: Marlon Samuels magic helps West Indies end 33-year wait
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T20 World Cup Top Moments: Marlon Samuels magic helps West Indies end 33-year wait

Marlon Samuels redeemed his international career with what many believe to be the greatest T20I innings of all time as West Indies defeated Sri Lanka in the 2012 World T20 final and ended the 33-year world title wait.

T20 World Cup 2021: Curtis Campher's four-in-four helps Ireland thrash Netherlands
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T20 World Cup 2021: Curtis Campher's four-in-four helps Ireland thrash Netherlands

Campher took a hat-trick and then struck again to return figures of 4-26 as Netherlands were dismissed for 106 in the Group A opener in Abu Dhabi.

Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan, Curtis Campher – The T20 four-in-four club
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Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan, Curtis Campher – The T20 four-in-four club

Ireland seam bowler Campher on Monday became only the third man to take four wickets in four balls in a Twenty20 International.

Lasith Malinga retires: 'Happy retirement, Yorker King', Twitter reacts to Sri Lanka legend's announcement
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Lasith Malinga retires: 'Happy retirement, Yorker King', Twitter reacts to Sri Lanka legend's announcement

Malinga, one of the most decorated limited-overs bowlers of all time, announced his decision a little over a month before the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE, for which he was overlooked.

Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga announces retirement from T20 cricket
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Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga announces retirement from T20 cricket

Malinga played in 83 T20Is for Sri Lanka in which he picked up 107 wickets, his best being 5 for 6. He also represented Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) for 122 times and helped the team win trophies.

India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as captain ahead of limited-overs series, says report
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India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as captain ahead of limited-overs series, says report

The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will become Sri Lanka's sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.

List of retained players in IPL 2021: Lasith Malinga quits franchise cricket as MI release veteran pacer
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List of retained players in IPL 2021: Lasith Malinga quits franchise cricket as MI release veteran pacer

Malinga, the highest-wicket taker in the IPL history, informed his decision to the Mumbai Indians management earlier this month, making himself unavailable for the champion side, MI said in a statement.

List of retained players in IPL 2021: Defending champions MI release Lasith Malinga ahead of auction
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List of retained players in IPL 2021: Defending champions MI release Lasith Malinga ahead of auction

Malinga, who has played a staggering 122 IPL matches, has 170 wickets to his credit, the highest in the cash-rich league, with the best bowling figures of 5/13.

Virat Kohli, R Ashwin and Mithali Raj nominated for ICC Player of the Decade awards
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Virat Kohli, R Ashwin and Mithali Raj nominated for ICC Player of the Decade awards

Kohli and veteran off-spinner Ashwin are the two Indians among seven players nominated for the most prestigious award.