Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 29 years 141 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 28 41 14 207 23 7.66 534 38.76 0 0 32 0 8 0
ODIs 48 21 12 49 10 5.44 118 41.52 0 0 1 0 9 0
T20Is 6 2 1 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 83 95 24 657 58* 9.25 1307 50.26 0 1 78 11 31 0
List A 117 57 31 195 38* 7.50 336 58.03 0 0 17 2 28 0
Twenty20 37 14 9 35 10* 7.00 46 76.08 0 0 3 1 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 50 5204 2914 59 4/78 6/105 49.38 3.35 88.2 1 0 0
ODIs 48 47 2172 2022 68 4/30 4/30 29.73 5.58 31.9 2 0 0
T20Is 6 6 130 189 6 2/26 2/26 31.50 8.72 21.6 0 0 0
First-class 83 144 12205 7376 217 6/68 9/134 33.99 3.62 56.2 9 4 0
List A 117 116 5266 4699 179 5/31 5/31 26.25 5.35 29.4 3 3 0
Twenty20 37 35 745 954 44 5/34 5/34 21.68 7.68 16.9 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jul 2, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 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 England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 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 England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jul 2, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
3/90, 0, 0/45 Sri Lanka v England Lord's 9 Jun 2016 Test # 2205
2/115, 0, 11, 0/9 Sri Lanka v England Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
0*, 1/65 Sri Lankans v Leics Leicester 13 May 2016 FC
0, 1/28 Sri Lanka v South Africa Delhi 28 Mar 2016 T20I # 554
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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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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Jun 21, 2016

Suranga Lakmal had Jonny Bairstow caught at point for 3, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge, June 21, 2016

Suranga Lakmal had Jonny Bairstow caught at point for 3

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Jun 21, 2016

Suranga Lakmal picked up early wickets, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge, June 21, 2016

Suranga Lakmal picked up early wickets

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Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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