Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 32 years 11 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 57 90 23 740 42 11.04 1491 49.63 0 0 100 4 16 0
ODIs 81 44 19 205 26 8.20 367 55.85 0 0 14 2 19 0
T20Is 10 5 3 7 5* 3.50 8 87.50 0 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 112 144 33 1190 58* 10.72 2264 52.56 0 1 146 15 39 0
List A 157 84 40 370 38* 8.40 609 60.75 0 0 31 4 41 0
T20s 44 19 11 44 10* 5.50 59 74.57 0 0 4 1 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 57 101 10329 5402 137 5/54 7/119 39.43 3.13 75.3 4 3 0
ODIs 81 79 3686 3321 105 4/13 4/13 31.62 5.40 35.1 3 0 0
T20Is 10 10 184 292 7 2/26 2/26 41.71 9.52 26.2 0 0 0
First-class 112 195 17330 9864 295 6/68 9/134 33.43 3.41 58.7 12 7 0
List A 157 155 7108 6287 223 5/31 5/31 28.19 5.30 31.8 4 3 0
T20s 44 42 871 1166 49 5/34 5/34 23.79 8.03 17.7 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Sep 15, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Mar 12, 2018 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 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 Sinhalese Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 12, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Galle v Dambulla at Colombo (RPS), Aug 22, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 2/52 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 12 Mar 2019 LA
0/33, 7, 4/39 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 21 Feb 2019 Test # 2348
1/29, 4, 0/52, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 13 Feb 2019 Test # 2347
7, 5/75, 24 Sri Lanka v Australia Brisbane 24 Jan 2019 Test # 2343
0/43, 0/16, 7* Sri Lankans v CA XI Hobart 17 Jan 2019 Other
5/54, 0, 0/96, 18 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2336
3, 1/88 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 15 Dec 2018 Test # 2335
10, 1/21, 0/27 Sri Lankans v NZ XI Napier 8 Dec 2018 Other
0/33, 3*, 0/7, 11 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (SSC) 23 Nov 2018 Test # 2329
1/44, 15*, 0/14, 0 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326
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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Feb 25, 2019

Members of Sri Lanka's squad that won the Test series in South Africa pose with Minister of Sports Harin Fernando

Members of Sri Lanka's squad that won the Test series in South Africa pose with Minister of Sports Harin Fernando

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Feb 22, 2019

Suranga Lakmal gets ready to bowl, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Suranga Lakmal gets ready to bowl

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Feb 22, 2019

Quinton de Kock is caught and bowled by Suranga Lakmal, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Quinton de Kock is caught and bowled by Suranga Lakmal

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