Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 30 years 164 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 Insights on test 37 56 17 411 42 10.53 822 50.00 0 0 60 1 8 0
ODIs Insights on odi 64 32 15 110 26 6.47 219 50.22 0 0 6 1 13 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 4 2 2 1* 1.00 4 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 92 110 27 861 58* 10.37 1595 53.98 0 1 106 12 31 0
List A 134 68 34 256 38* 7.52 437 58.58 0 0 22 3 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 37 66 6961 3815 82 5/63 6/105 46.52 3.28 84.8 2 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 64 62 2888 2651 87 4/30 4/30 30.47 5.50 33.1 2 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 172 273 7 2/26 2/26 39.00 9.52 24.5 0 0 0
First-class 92 160 13962 8277 240 6/68 9/134 34.48 3.55 58.1 10 5 0
List A 134 132 6018 5364 198 5/31 5/31 27.09 5.34 30.3 3 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 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 Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/58, 14, 0/43 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
26, 1/48 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
1/72 Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
1/51, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa The Oval 3 Jun 2017 ODI # 3877 Insights on
0/62 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Birmingham 30 May 2017 Other OD
- Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 26 May 2017 Other OD
1, 0/18 Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 21 May 2017 Other OD
0/36 Galle v Colombo Colombo (RPS) 29 Apr 2017 LA
2*, 2/38 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856 Insights on
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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Jul 14, 2017

Suranga Lakmal cleans up in the deep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 14, 2017

Suranga Lakmal cleans up in the deep

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Jun 12, 2017

Suranga Lakmal is beaten by a bouncer, Champions Trophy 2017, Group B, Cardiff, London, June 12, 2017

Suranga Lakmal is beaten by a bouncer

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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

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