Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 28 years 172 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 24 34 12 150 18 6.81 428 35.04 0 0 23 0 4 0
ODIs 38 16 10 20 7* 3.33 70 28.57 0 0 0 0 8 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 74 83 20 578 58* 9.17 1165 49.61 0 1 66 10 24 0
List A 107 52 29 166 38* 7.21 288 57.63 0 0 16 2 27 0
Twenty20 28 9 5 31 10* 7.75 34 91.17 0 0 3 1 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 42 4430 2478 50 4/78 6/105 49.56 3.35 88.6 1 0 0
ODIs 38 37 1776 1647 53 4/30 4/30 31.07 5.56 33.5 1 0 0
T20Is 4 4 90 122 5 2/26 2/26 24.40 8.13 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 74 127 10667 6536 188 6/68 9/134 34.76 3.67 56.7 8 4 0
List A 107 106 4870 4324 164 5/31 5/31 26.36 5.32 29.6 2 3 0
Twenty20 28 26 549 666 32 3/20 3/20 20.81 7.27 17.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 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 Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 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 Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Western Troopers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/35 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Jul 2015 ODI # 3672
1*, 1/50 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 22 Jul 2015 ODI # 3671
1/21 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dambulla 11 Jul 2015 ODI # 3664
6*, 0/64, 0, 1/48 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 3 Jul 2015 Test # 2169
1/71 Sri Lanka v England Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
2/49 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Melbourne 26 Feb 2015 ODI # 3615
2/36 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dunedin 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3609
2/62, 7* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3599
1/56 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/36 Sri Lanka v South Africa Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jul 11, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is ecstatic after dismissing Ahmed Shehzad, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dambulla, July 11, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is ecstatic after dismissing Ahmed Shehzad

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Jul 6, 2015

Ahmed Shehzad lost his off stump to Suranga Lakmal, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, July 6, 2015

Ahmed Shehzad lost his off stump to Suranga Lakmal

© AFP

Jun 24, 2015

Suranga Lakmal bowls under the supervision of Marvan Atapattu, Colombo, June 24, 2015

Suranga Lakmal bowls under the supervision of Marvan Atapattu

© AFP

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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