Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 29 years 203 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 29 43 15 216 23 7.71 563 38.36 0 0 33 0 8 0
ODIs 49 22 12 49 10 4.90 119 41.17 0 0 1 0 10 0
T20Is 8 4 2 2 1* 1.00 4 50.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 84 97 25 666 58* 9.25 1336 49.85 0 1 79 11 31 0
List A 118 58 31 195 38* 7.22 337 57.86 0 0 17 2 29 0
Twenty20 39 16 10 36 10* 6.00 48 75.00 0 0 3 1 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 51 5282 2968 60 4/78 6/105 49.46 3.37 88.0 1 0 0
ODIs 49 48 2220 2052 68 4/30 4/30 30.17 5.54 32.6 2 0 0
T20Is 8 8 166 255 6 2/26 2/26 42.50 9.21 27.6 0 0 0
First-class 84 145 12283 7430 218 6/68 9/134 34.08 3.62 56.3 9 4 0
List A 118 117 5314 4729 179 5/31 5/31 26.41 5.33 29.6 3 3 0
Twenty20 39 37 781 1020 44 5/34 5/34 23.18 7.83 17.7 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 Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 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 Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 2016 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 Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0*, 0/15 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
0/51, 1 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
0, 0/30 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 4 Sep 2016 ODI # 3776
5, 1/54, 4* Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016 Test # 2217
1/65, 10 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
1/48 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
3*, 1/8 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
0/21 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
7, 2/65 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
4/38 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Jun 2016 ODI # 3749
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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Aug 30, 2016

Suranga Lakmal delivers a ball in the nets, Dambulla, August 30, 2016

Suranga Lakmal delivers a ball in the nets

© AFP

Aug 15, 2016

Suranga Lakmal celebrates with his team-mates after dismissing Shaun Marsh, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day, August 15, 2016

Suranga Lakmal celebrates with his team-mates after dismissing Shaun Marsh

© AFP

Jun 26, 2016

Suranga Lakmal removed Alex Hales for a golden duck, England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Bristol, June 26, 2016

Suranga Lakmal removed Alex Hales for a golden duck

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: SL Women v Eng Wn at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 12, 2016
2nd ODI: SL Women v Eng Wn at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 15, 2016
3rd ODI: SL Women v Eng Wn at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 17, 2016
SAf Invit XI v Sri Lankans at Potchefstroom
Dec 18-20, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
1st Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth
Dec 26-30, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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