Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 27 years 292 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 21 28 11 115 18 6.76 333 34.53 0 0 17 0 4 0
ODIs 29 12 8 9 4* 2.25 42 21.42 0 0 0 0 5 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 71 77 19 543 58* 9.36 1070 50.74 0 1 60 10 24 0
List A 98 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 21 36 3783 2100 43 4/78 6/105 48.83 3.33 87.9 1 0 0
ODIs 29 28 1346 1199 44 4/30 4/30 27.25 5.34 30.5 1 0 0
T20Is 4 4 90 122 5 2/26 2/26 24.40 8.13 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 71 121 10020 6158 181 6/68 9/134 34.02 3.68 55.3 8 4 0
List A 98 97 4440 3876 155 5/31 5/31 25.00 5.23 28.6 2 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 Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 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 Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 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
5*, 1/11 Sri Lankans v NZ Chairman Queenstown 21 Dec 2014 Other
2/25 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
4/30 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
4, 1/54, 0/11 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
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
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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Dec 27, 2014

Suranga Lakmal polished off the New Zealand tail, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 2nd day, December 27, 2014

Suranga Lakmal polished off the New Zealand tail

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Dec 26, 2014

Suranga Lakmal took the first wicket on Boxing Day, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day, 26 December, 2014

Suranga Lakmal took the first wicket on Boxing Day

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Dec 13, 2014

Suranga Lakmal ripped England's chase apart with two wickets in two balls, Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele, December 13, 2014

Suranga Lakmal ripped England's chase apart with two wickets in two balls

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
SLC Dev XI v England XI at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 20-22, 2012
England XI won by 4 wickets
SL Board XI v England XI at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 15-17, 2012
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
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