Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 27 years 135 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 20 27 11 111 18 6.93 329 33.73 0 0 16 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 70 76 19 539 58* 9.45 1066 50.56 0 1 59 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 20 34 3621 2035 42 4/78 6/105 48.45 3.37 86.2 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 70 119 9858 6093 180 6/68 9/134 33.85 3.70 54.7 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 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
3/75, 6, 0/35, 12 Sri Lanka v South Africa Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
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
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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Jul 17, 2014

Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, July 17, 2014

Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket

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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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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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