Here are the Top 10 Greatest Sri Lankan Cricketer of All time

4. Lasith Malinga

Separamadu Lasith Malinga, ( born 28 August 1983) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and former ODI and T20I captain for Sri Lanka. He is a specialist fast bowler with a unique round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nicknames, “Slinga Malinga” and “Malinga the Slinga”. Considered as one of the great limited-overs bowlers in cricket, Malinga’s dipping and slow ball yorkers are credited with much of his success.

He is best known for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging yorkers: he is the only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and the only player to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket. On 22 April 2011, he announced his retirement from Test cricket. He bowls at around a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph).

He is the second highest wicket taker in all Twenty20 International cricket just after Shahid Afridi and highest wicket taker for Sri Lanka in Twenty20 Internationals as well. Malinga was the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of 2007 Cricket World Cup2011 Cricket World Cup2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He was the captain of Twenty20 International side for Sri Lanka, until 7 March 2016, where Malinga stepped down from captaincy due to his continuous injuries.

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