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Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take highest wickets in T20

Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take  highest wickets in T20

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler to take the highest wicket in T20 International cricket. Lasith Malinga became the most successful international bowler in this format of the game with 99th wicket in the first T20 International against New Zealand on 01 September 2019.

Highlights of Record

  • Lasith Malinga has broken the very special record of former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi in the first T20 International match against New Zealand.
  • Malinga equaled Shahid Afridi's 98 wickets by dismissing Colin Munro in the first over of New Zealand's innings.
  • Malinga then bowled New Zealand's Colin de Grandhom to a personal score of 44 to set a new record in his 74th T20 International.
  • Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has played 99 T20 Internationals.
  • This record was achieved by Lasith Malinga in his 74th International T20 match. While Pakistani leg-spinner Shahid Afridi took 98 wickets in 99 International T20 matches.
  • Malinga made his T20I debut against England in 2006.
  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakil Al Hasan is in third place.
  • He has taken 88 wickets in 72 matches in T20 International cricket.
  • Pakistan's fast bowler Ur Gul is in fourth place. He has taken 85 wickets in 60 matches in T20 International cricket.

 

Lasith Malinga

  • Lasith Malinga was born on 28 August 1983 in Galle, Sri Lanka.
  • He was from a middle class family.
  • He is a bowler known for dangerous yorkers and sling arm throws.
  • Lasith Malinga is the fastest bowler to take fifty wickets in World Cup history.
  • He has taken 335 wickets in 225 ODIs so far.
  • He made his ODI debut against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) team on 17 July 2004.
  • Lasith Malinga got one wicket in this match.
  • Sri Lanka won the ICC World Cup T20 title in the year 2014 only under the captaincy of Malinga.
  • Lasith Malinga has also been the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in the year 2018.
  • Lasith Malinga has taken four wickets in a match 11 times in his career, while he has successfully done 5 or more wickets eight times.
Q.1 Who is the highest wicket taker in the T20 International Cricket?
A. Shahid Afridi
B. Lasith Malinga
C. Colin Munro
D. Shakil Al Hasan
Answer...
Ans: Lasith Malinga
Q.2 Which Bowler is known for dangerous Yorker and Sling Arm Throw?
A. Shahid Afridi
B. Lasith Malinga
C. Colin Munro
D. Shakil Al Hasan
Answer...
Ans: Lasith Malinga

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