IND v SL 2020: Lasith Malinga bags an unwanted record after Pune thrashing

Malinga has played 82 T20Is for Sri Lanka.

Malinga has blamed himself for the series defeat | AP

With a 2-0 thrashing at the hands of the hosts India in the three-match T20 International series, Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga has registered an unwanted record as captain in the format.

After losing the second T20I in Indore, the Islanders suffered a massive defeat of 78 runs in the final T20I at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday (January 10) to lose the series 2-0 to India with the first match washed out without a ball being bowled in Guwahati.

It was Malinga’s 14th defeat in the T20Is as Sri Lanka captain on Friday, as the veteran pacer has now registered a dubious record to his name in the shortest format of the game.

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The Islanders have won just 8 matches out of 22 under the leadership of Malinga and his win percentage is 31.8% – the lowest for a captain in the T20I cricket (minimum 20 matches).

Previously, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was leading the unwanted list and now Malinga surpassed the ace all-rounder to lead the chart.

Here’s the list of the lowest win rate (%) by Captains in T20Is (minimum 20 matches):

31.8: Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

33.3: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

34.8: Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)

35.7: Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)

36.7: Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)

(With Hindustan Times Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 11 Jan, 2020

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