Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 32 years 102 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 84 47 21 239 26 9.19 397 60.20 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 112 144 33 1190 58* 10.72 2264 52.56 0 1 146 15 39 0
List A 163 88 43 405 38* 9.00 640 63.28 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 57 101 10329 5402 137 5/54 7/119 39.43 3.13 75.3 4 3 0
ODIs 84 82 3788 3431 107 4/13 4/13 32.06 5.43 35.4 3 0 0
T20Is 11 11 208 330 8 2/26 2/26 41.25 9.51 26.0 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 163 161 7348 6502 230 5/31 5/31 28.26 5.30 31.9 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 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 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 4, 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 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 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 4, 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
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
1*, 3/29 Colombo v Dambulla Dambulla 4 Apr 2019 LA
1/38, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Mar 2019 T20I # 763
10, 2/52 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 12 Mar 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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Jun 11, 2019

Jerseys of Kusal Perera and Suranga Lakmal in the dressing room, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Bristol, June 11, 2019

Jerseys of Kusal Perera and Suranga Lakmal in the dressing room

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May 24, 2019

Suranga Lakmal in his delivery stride, South Africa v Sri Lanka, warm-up match, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, May 24, 2019

Suranga Lakmal in his delivery stride

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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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