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Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 27 years 126 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 medium-fast

Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 25 11 93 18 6.64 291 31.95 0 0 13 0 4 0
ODIs 27 12 8 9 4* 2.25 42 21.42 0 0 0 0 5 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 69 74 19 521 58* 9.47 1028 50.68 0 1 56 10 24 0
List A 96 48 27 155 38* 7.38 260 59.61 0 0 16 2 24 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 19 32 3369 1925 39 4/78 6/105 49.35 3.42 86.3 1 0 0
ODIs 27 26 1250 1144 38 3/22 3/22 30.10 5.49 32.8 0 0 0
T20Is 4 4 90 122 5 2/26 2/26 24.40 8.13 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 69 117 9606 5983 177 6/68 9/134 33.80 3.73 54.2 8 4 0
List A 96 95 4344 3821 149 5/31 5/31 25.64 5.27 29.1 1 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 2014 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 2014 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, 1/30 Troopers v Express Colombo (SSC) 1 Jul 2014 T20
- Troopers v Express Colombo (SSC) 30 Jun 2014 T20
2/31, 10* Troopers v Rulers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
2/13 Troopers v Yaal Blazers Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
0/34, 4* Sri Lanka v England The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
1/44 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 20 May 2014 T20I # 401
1/32 Sri Lankans v Sussex Hove 18 May 2014 T20
3/16 Sri Lankans v Kent Canterbury 16 May 2014 LA
2/21, 6* Sri Lankans v Essex Chelmsford 13 May 2014 LA
3/29 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin 6 May 2014 ODI # 3490
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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May 20, 2014

Suranga Lakmal had Joe Root caught down the leg side, England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval, May 20, 2014

Suranga Lakmal had Joe Root caught down the leg side

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May 16, 2014

Suranga Lakmal's early wickets set the tone, Kent v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Canterbury, May 16, 2014

Suranga Lakmal's early wickets set the tone

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Feb 25, 2014

Suranga Lakmal exults after dismissing Sharjeel Khan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Fatullah, February 25, 2014

Suranga Lakmal exults after dismissing Sharjeel Khan

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Unicorns v Sri Lanka A at Gosforth
Jul 18, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street
Jul 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast
Jul 23, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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