Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 30 years 48 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Matara Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 36 55 17 397 42 10.44 802 49.50 0 0 58 1 8 0
ODIs 61 30 15 84 20* 5.60 182 46.15 0 0 3 1 13 0
T20Is 9 4 2 2 1* 1.00 4 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 91 109 27 847 58* 10.32 1575 53.77 0 1 104 12 31 0
List A 130 66 34 230 38* 7.18 400 57.50 0 0 19 3 32 0
Twenty20 40 16 10 36 10* 6.00 48 75.00 0 0 3 1 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 64 6793 3714 82 5/63 6/105 45.29 3.28 82.8 2 1 0
ODIs 61 59 2708 2480 84 4/30 4/30 29.52 5.49 32.2 2 0 0
T20Is 9 9 172 273 7 2/26 2/26 39.00 9.52 24.5 0 0 0
First-class 91 158 13794 8176 240 6/68 9/134 34.06 3.55 57.4 10 5 0
List A 130 128 5802 5157 195 5/31 5/31 26.44 5.33 29.7 3 3 0
Twenty20 40 38 787 1038 45 5/34 5/34 23.06 7.91 17.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 17-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2*, 2/38 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858
0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856
2/45, 8 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 25 Mar 2017 ODI # 3855
35, 2/90, 42, 0/7 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2017 Test # 2254
8, 1/42, 0/12 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Galle 7 Mar 2017 Test # 2252
3/71, 20* Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
0, 0/23 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
2/54, 2* Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
3, 0/29 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
1/18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 589
Profile

A right-arm fast bowler, Suranga Lakmal was first spotted by Sri Lanka Cricket's fast bowling coaches while still a student at Debarawewa Central. They closely monitored his progress to Richmond College and then to the Tamil Union team whom he represents in domestic cricket. What impressed the coaches about Lakmal was his height and ability to get bounce and swing at a tender age. Despite his natural ability, Lakmal had one big deficiency in that he lacked the stamina to bowl long spells and on occasions he did, he regularly fell ill. The lack of nutrition was quite common with fast bowlers coming from outside Colombo and soon after Lakmal was inducted into the academy, the coaches worked on developing his stamina. Good performances with Sri Lanka A saw him break into the national ODI side. He was one of three players marked for the future by Chandika Hathurusingha in 2008 when he coached the A side.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq January 2010

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Apr 1, 2017

Scream at the hand: Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, April 1, 2017

Scream at the hand: Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket

© Associated Press

Apr 1, 2017

Suranga Lakmal sent back Mushfiqur Rahim for a first-ball duck, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, April 1, 2017

Suranga Lakmal sent back Mushfiqur Rahim for a first-ball duck

© Associated Press

Mar 25, 2017

Suranga Lakmal sent back Soumya Sarkar with a delivery that left him late, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Dambulla, March 25, 2017

Suranga Lakmal sent back Soumya Sarkar with a delivery that left him late

© AFP

Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 59 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 27, 2014
England won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
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