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Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 30 years 259 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 40 61 17 456 42 10.36 961 47.45 0 0 66 1 9 0
ODIs Insights on odi 67 35 17 141 26 7.83 260 54.23 0 0 10 1 13 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 4 2 2 1* 1.00 4 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 95 115 27 906 58* 10.29 1734 52.24 0 1 112 12 32 0
List A 137 71 36 287 38* 8.20 478 60.04 0 0 26 3 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 40 16 10 36 10* 6.00 48 75.00 0 0 3 1 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 40 72 7574 4064 95 5/63 7/119 42.77 3.21 79.7 3 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 67 65 3050 2765 90 4/30 4/30 30.72 5.43 33.8 2 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 172 273 7 2/26 2/26 39.00 9.52 24.5 0 0 0
First-class 95 166 14575 8526 253 6/68 9/134 33.69 3.50 57.6 11 5 0
List A 137 135 6180 5478 201 5/31 5/31 27.25 5.31 30.7 3 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 40 38 787 1038 45 5/34 5/34 23.06 7.91 17.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Nov 16-20, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Oct 20, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 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 India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Nov 16-20, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Oct 20, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/26, 16, 3/93 Sri Lanka v India Kolkata 16 Nov 2017 Test # 2281 Insights on
3, 0/18 Sri Lankans v Ind Pres XI Kolkata 11 Nov 2017 Other
23*, 0/25 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sharjah 20 Oct 2017 ODI # 3927 Insights on
1/42, 1 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Oct 2017 ODI # 3924 Insights on
2/47, 7* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2017 ODI # 3922 Insights on
8, 2/41, 1, 1/35 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2278 Insights on
7, 2/42, 13, 1/12 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2275 Insights on
0/58, 14, 0/43 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
26, 1/48 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
1/72 Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 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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Nov 20, 2017

KL Rahul was bowled by Suranga Lakmal for 74, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 5th day, November 20, 2017

KL Rahul was bowled by Suranga Lakmal for 74

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Nov 16, 2017

Instant regret for Shikhar Dhawan. Pure joy for Suranga Lakmal, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 1st day, Kolkata, November 16, 2017

Instant regret for Shikhar Dhawan. Pure joy for Suranga Lakmal

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Nov 16, 2017

Suranga Lakmal celebrates after dismissing KL Rahul, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 1st day, Kolkata, November 16, 2017

Suranga Lakmal celebrates after dismissing KL Rahul

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