Lasith Malinga will play his last ODI for Sri Lanka in their series opener against Bangladesh in Colombo on Friday, 26th July and say goodbye to a magnificent carrer following a range of 15 years and 9 days.
Malinga has picked 335 wickets in 219 innings at a normal of 29.02 and strike rate of 32.4 since his ODI debut in July, 2004. He has 11 four-wicket and 8 five-wicket pulls in this period. No bowler in world cricket has picked more wickets in the series in this time span.
Actually, Malinga is the tenth-most elevated wicket-taker in ODI cricket history and the seventh-most noteworthy among quick bowlers.
Malinga is the third-most astounding wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in ODI cricket after Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399).
Be that as it may, where he shrouds even these two Sri Lankan greats is his strike rate – which shows how as often as possible (as far as balls bowled) a bowler grabs wickets.
Malinga is a second-best strike rate after Mendis (27.3) in Sri Lanka’s ODI cricket history. His wicket-taking ability can likewise be checked from his four or more wicket pulls – an aggregate of 19 out of 219 innings, ie one each 11.53 innings.
Only for point of view, the incomparable Muralitharan had 25 out of 334 innings, ie one each 13.36 innings. Along these lines Malinga’s recurrence of taking a four or more take was surprisingly better than Muralitharan’s!
His capacity to bowl yorkers voluntarily and his varieties with pace combined with his slingling round-arm activity made him a bad dream for the resistance batsmen.
Among the 52 quick bowlers who have picked at any rate 150 wickets in ODI cricket, Malinga’s strike rate places him at Number 10 and in front of any semblance of Umar Gul, Glenn McGrath, Zaheer Khan, Wasim Akram and Craig McDermott to give some examples legends of ODI cricket.
Malinga’s recurrence of picking 4 or more wickets each 11.53 innings places him in the main 5 for quick bowlers in ODI history after Mitchell Starc (4 or more every 4.72 innings, Trent Boult (7.42 innings), Brett Lee (9.43 innings) and Waqar Younis (9.55 innings).
Malinga has been a demise overs’ virtuoso tormenting the batsmen with his yorkers and varieties in pace. Since 2013 (we have ball by ball information since first January, 2013), he has picked 45 wickets in 145.1 demise overs (41-50) he has bowled in this period at a normal of 23.84 and strike rate of 19.36. 34.33% of the conveyances he has bowled in this period of play in this time allotment have been dab balls – ie batsmen haven’t had the option to score off in excess of 33% of his conveyances in the demise. He has an entirely worthy economy rate of 7.39 at the demise in this period.
Given that he was not at his pinnacle post 2013 and his greatest years were behind him, this is an uncommon record.
HAT TRICK MAN AND OTHER MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES
Malinga names himself as third after expelled Mitchell Johnson, John Hastings and Xavier Doherty in progressive conveyances, in Colombo later in 2011 (post the World Cup).
He is the main bowler in ODI cricket to pick three hattrik.
A portion of Malinga’s other critical ODI exhibitions incorporate 5-28 in 8.2 overs against Australia in Hambantota, 5-34 against Pakistan in Dambulla and 4-49 against Australia in Melbourne.