Maling is an outstanding bowler with most “World Cup Hat Tricks”. He upset his opposition and gave Sri Lanka a winning knock. Separamadu Lasith Malinga, (Sinhala: සෙපරමාදු ලසිත් මාලිංග; born 28 August 1983) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and current Limited Overs Cricket Captain for Sri Lanka. He is best known for his distinctive round-arm action. He is mostly used and called specialist death overs bowler.
Lasith bowls at 140km/h – best known for his ability to take consecutive wickets, especially with his in-swinging yorkers. Malinga has taken 4 international cricket hat-tricks, which is most by a Sri Lankan bowler and equals with King of Swing Wasim Akram, Pakistani bowler and former captain. Lasith Malinga is the second-highest wicket-taker in all T20 international cricket after Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi leading wicket-taker.
Lasith Malinga picked up his 1st One Day International hat-trick against South Africa during World Cup 2007. Not only hat-trick he picked four consecutive wickets on four balls. Malinga picked up his 2nd ODI hat-trick against Kenya, during World Cup 2011. He is at the number one position that has most hat-tricks in ODI records.
Lasith Malinga has most hat-tricks in World Cup. He also picked up 4 wickets in consecutive four balls. Two Sri Lankan players have hat-tricks including Lasith Malinga and Chaminda Vaas. Total nine hat-tricks have been so far of which 8 teams bowler picked up 1 hat-trick, whilst Malinga has 2 hat-tricks. Lasith has been very influential throughout his cricket career.
In the most recent World Cup 2019, Mohammad Shami and Trent Boult took a hat-trick. Shami recorded his best bowling figure against New Zealand while Trent Boult picked up against Australia. During the group stage match between India and Afghanistan at Southampton, Shami has been successful. Trent Boult took his hat-trick against Australia at Lord’s.
List of all players – Hat-Tricks
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||v SA & v Kenya||2||2007-2011|
|Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||1||2003|
|Chetan Sharma||India||v New Zealand||1||1987|
|Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||1||1999|
|Brett Lee||Australia||v Kenya||1||2003|
|Kemar Roach||West Indies||v Netherlands||1||2011|
|Steven Smith||England||v Australia||1||2015|
|JP Duminy||South Africa||v Sri Lanka||1||2015|
|Mohammad Shami||India||v Afghanistan||1||2019|
|Trent Boult||New Zealand||v Australia||1||2019|