Lasith Malinga plays last ODI of his career
Sri Lankan ace pacer who is known for his unorthodox bowling style and deadly Yorkers is all set to play his farewell match today. He is retiring from One-day international cricket after the first game in the best-of-three series against Bangladesh, which starts Friday.
Malinga was the No1 bowler in limited over format for a long period of time but hasn’t made the same impact in the test cricket. This may be due to his diverse bowling action but he has got all the variations that are required to get the better of any batsman in the world. In no time, he is regarded as the best death bowler in the world and his latest performance in IPL and Cricket World Cup illustrates his tremendous career.
Malinga has taken 335 wickets in 225 ODIs and has been one of the most distinctive fast bowlers in the game because of his slinging action and his accurate yorker. He has three hat tricks in ODIs, including four wickets in consecutive deliveries in a World Cup game against South Africa in 2007. Malinga will continue playing in the Twenty20 format.