Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 30 years 13 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 58 27 14 74 20* 5.69 171 43.27 0 0 2 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 127 63 33 220 38* 7.33 389 56.55 0 0 18 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 58 57 2612 2397 80 4/30 4/30 29.96 5.50 32.6 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 127 126 5706 5074 191 5/31 5/31 26.56 5.33 29.8 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 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
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
0/81, 4, 31 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2247
2/93, 0, 4/69, 10 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
5/63, 4, 1/64, 19* Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
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

Mar 19, 2017

A leading edge from Suranga Lakmal lands between Mustafizur Rahman and Imrul Kayes, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, March 19, 2017

A leading edge from Suranga Lakmal lands between Mustafizur Rahman and Imrul Kayes

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Mar 18, 2017

Mushfiqur Rahim calms Suranga Lakmal down after a heated exchange, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18,  2017

Mushfiqur Rahim calms Suranga Lakmal down after a heated exchange

© AFP

Mar 17, 2017

Suranga Lakmal is overjoyed after bowling Mushfiqur Rahim, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, March 17, 2017

Suranga Lakmal is overjoyed after bowling Mushfiqur Rahim

© AFP

Results
Burgher v Colts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Burgher won by 4 runs
Nondescripts v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Nondescripts won by 64 runs
Burgher v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Burgher won by 37 runs
Colts v Nondescripts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Colts won by 64 runs
Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Chilaw won by 23 runs
Col CC v Colts at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Colts won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Nondescripts v Saracens at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Nondescripts won by 43 runs
Police SC v Sinhalese at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Sinhalese won by 10 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Badureliya v SL Air SC at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Badureliya won by 49 runs
Burgher v SLPACC at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Burgher won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Kurunegala Y won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Panadura v Ragama at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Panadura won by 38 runs
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