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A bowling action plays a key role in a bowler’s successful career. Keeping the basics right and having a good action makes things simpler for the bowlers. We have seen that world-class bowlers adopt different kinds of action to bowl. In fact, sometimes a weird action works for the bowler more than a normal action.

We have seen that bowlers have bowled weird action and the same has helped them hold an advantage over the opposition batsmen.

Here are the five bowlers with most weird actions:

1. Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga became the talk of the town when he made his International debut. Malinga had an awkward action as his bowling arm came out sideways rather than straight. In fact, Malinga savoured great success with his action as he was accurate with his bowling.

Furthermore, it was never easy for Malinga to bowl with consistency with his bowling action. However, Malinga was always right on the money with his line and length. Malinga has announced that the first One Day against Bangladesh would be his swansong in ODI cricket.

The veteran fast bowler took 335 wickets in the 225 ODI matches.

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