Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 27 years 328 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 23 32 11 144 18 6.85 404 35.64 0 0 22 0 4 0
ODIs 31 14 8 12 4* 2.00 50 24.00 0 0 0 0 5 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 73 81 19 572 58* 9.22 1141 50.13 0 1 65 10 24 0
List A 100 50 27 158 38* 6.86 268 58.95 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 23 40 4232 2366 49 4/78 6/105 48.28 3.35 86.3 1 0 0
ODIs 31 30 1448 1323 44 4/30 4/30 30.06 5.48 32.9 1 0 0
T20Is 4 4 90 122 5 2/26 2/26 24.40 8.13 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 73 125 10469 6424 187 6/68 9/134 34.35 3.68 55.9 8 4 0
List A 100 99 4542 4000 155 5/31 5/31 25.80 5.28 29.3 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 25, 2015 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 25, 2015 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
0/31, 3 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3590
0/93, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
3/71, 5, 0/89, 6 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
3/90, 2, 16, 0/16 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
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
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 29, 2014

Suranga Lakmal was part of a 59-run final wicket stand, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 4th day, December 29, 2014

Suranga Lakmal was part of a 59-run final wicket stand

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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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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele - Nov 21, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele - Nov 19, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla - Nov 16, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 36 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 12, 2013
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2013
No result
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