Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 32 years 280 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 59 93 23 804 42 11.48 1658 48.49 0 0 106 7 17 0
ODIs 85 48 22 244 26 9.38 404 60.39 0 0 18 3 19 0
T20Is 11 6 3 7 5* 2.33 11 63.63 0 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 114 147 33 1254 58* 11.00 2431 51.58 0 1 152 18 40 0
List A 164 89 44 410 38* 9.11 647 63.36 0 0 35 5 41 0
T20s 45 20 11 44 10* 4.88 62 70.96 0 0 4 1 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 104 10577 5500 141 5/54 7/119 39.00 3.11 75.0 5 3 0
ODIs 85 83 3824 3478 107 4/13 4/13 32.50 5.45 35.7 3 0 0
T20Is 11 11 208 330 8 2/26 2/26 41.25 9.51 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 114 198 17578 9962 299 6/68 9/134 33.31 3.40 58.7 13 7 0
List A 164 162 7384 6549 230 5/31 5/31 28.47 5.32 32.1 4 3 0
T20s 45 43 895 1204 50 5/34 5/34 24.08 8.07 17.9 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 28, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 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 New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 28, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 0/32, 14 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
4/29, 40, 0/37 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
5*, 0/47 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chester-le-Street 28 Jun 2019 ODI # 4176
15*, 0/27 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
7, 0/28 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Cardiff 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4145
7*, 0/26 Sri Lanka v Australia Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
2/63, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
12*, 2/55 Sri Lanka v Scotland Edinburgh 21 May 2019 ODI # 4142
1/52 Colombo v Galle Dambulla 11 Apr 2019 LA
1/24 Colombo v Kandy Pallekele 6 Apr 2019 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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Aug 24, 2019

Suranga Lakmal was subjected to a searching short ball examination, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 3, August 24, 2019

Suranga Lakmal was subjected to a searching short ball examination

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Aug 15, 2019

Suranga Lakmal helped arrest Sri Lanka's slide with a crucial contribution, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 15, 2019

Suranga Lakmal helped arrest Sri Lanka's slide with a crucial contribution

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Aug 15, 2019

Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 15, 2019

Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket

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