Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 27 years 37 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 25 11 7 5 2* 1.25 37 13.51 0 0 0 0 5 0
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 69 74 19 521 58* 9.47 1028 50.68 0 1 56 10 24 0
List A 92 46 25 145 38* 6.90 251 57.76 0 0 16 2 22 0
Twenty20 22 7 4 21 9 7.00 28 75.00 0 0 2 0 3 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 25 24 1166 1081 35 3/22 3/22 30.88 5.56 33.3 0 0 0
T20Is 3 3 66 78 4 2/26 2/26 19.50 7.09 16.5 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 92 91 4188 3721 141 5/31 5/31 26.39 5.33 29.7 1 3 0
Twenty20 22 21 439 516 25 3/20 3/20 20.64 7.05 17.5 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Aug 6, 2013 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens at Colombo (RPS), Aug 17, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/16 Sri Lanka v West Indies Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
- Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/41 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dhaka 8 Mar 2014 ODI # 3486
2/32 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 6 Mar 2014 ODI # 3485
2/30 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dhaka 3 Mar 2014 ODI # 3481
2/65 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Fatullah 25 Feb 2014 ODI # 3473
2/24 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 22 Feb 2014 ODI # 3471
0, 1/70, 0/30 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 4 Feb 2014 Test # 2117
3/66, 0, 3/39 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 27 Jan 2014 Test # 2116
3*, 0/61, 2*, 3/79 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014 Test # 2115
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

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

© Associated Press

Jan 30, 2014

Suranga Lakmal is all smiles after picking up a wicket, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day, January 30, 2014

Suranga Lakmal is all smiles after picking up a wicket

© AFP

Jan 27, 2014

Suranga Lakmal exults after a wicket, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day, January 27, 2014

Suranga Lakmal exults after a wicket

© AFP

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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