Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 31 years 281 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 Insights on test 52 82 23 677 42 11.47 1398 48.42 0 0 92 4 14 0
ODIs Insights on odi 81 44 19 205 26 8.20 367 55.85 0 0 14 2 19 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 10 5 3 7 5* 3.50 8 87.50 0 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 107 136 33 1127 58* 10.94 2171 51.91 0 1 138 15 37 0
List A 156 83 40 360 38* 8.37 599 60.10 0 0 30 4 40 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 52 93 9306 4936 121 5/63 7/119 40.79 3.18 76.9 3 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 81 79 3686 3321 105 4/13 4/13 31.62 5.40 35.1 3 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 10 10 184 292 7 2/26 2/26 41.71 9.52 26.2 0 0 0
First-class 107 187 16307 9398 279 6/68 9/134 33.68 3.45 58.4 11 5 0
List A 156 154 7050 6235 221 5/31 5/31 28.21 5.30 31.9 4 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Sep 15, 2018 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, 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 Insights on
1/44, 15*, 0/14, 0 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326 Insights on
3/73, 15, 0/30, 14* Sri Lanka v England Galle 6 Nov 2018 Test # 2324 Insights on
1/46, 20 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dubai (DSC) 15 Sep 2018 ODI # 4036 Insights on
1/45, 0 Galle v Dambulla Colombo (RPS) 22 Aug 2018 T20
1/38, 3 Galle v Colombo Colombo (RPS) 21 Aug 2018 T20
1/22 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 12 Aug 2018 ODI # 4031 Insights on
3/46 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 8 Aug 2018 ODI # 4030 Insights on
0/59, 12 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 5 Aug 2018 ODI # 4029 Insights on
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 16, 2018

Sri Lanka's bowlers toiled hard without reward, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, December 16, 2018

Sri Lanka's bowlers toiled hard without reward

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Nov 14, 2018

Suranga Lakmal celebrates with his team-mates, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 1st day, November 14, 2018

Suranga Lakmal celebrates with his team-mates

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Nov 14, 2018

Suranga Lakmal celebrates an early breakthrough, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 1st day, November 14, 2018

Suranga Lakmal celebrates an early breakthrough

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