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Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 29 years 80 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 26 38 14 196 23 8.16 509 38.50 0 0 30 0 6 0
ODIs 42 18 11 29 8 4.14 83 34.93 0 0 0 0 9 0
T20Is 6 2 1 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 81 92 24 646 58* 9.50 1282 50.39 0 1 76 11 29 0
List A 111 54 30 175 38* 7.29 301 58.13 0 0 16 2 28 0
Twenty20 37 14 9 35 10* 7.00 46 76.08 0 0 3 1 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 46 4772 2655 54 4/78 6/105 49.16 3.33 88.3 1 0 0
ODIs 42 41 1908 1777 59 4/30 4/30 30.11 5.58 32.3 1 0 0
T20Is 6 6 130 189 6 2/26 2/26 31.50 8.72 21.6 0 0 0
First-class 81 140 11773 7117 212 6/68 9/134 33.57 3.62 55.5 9 4 0
List A 111 110 5002 4454 170 5/31 5/31 26.20 5.34 29.4 2 3 0
Twenty20 37 35 745 954 44 5/34 5/34 21.68 7.68 16.9 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 2016 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 Leicestershire v Sri Lankans at Leicester, May 13-15, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0*, 1/65 Sri Lankans v Leics Leicester 13 May 2016 FC
0, 1/28 Sri Lanka v South Africa Delhi 28 Mar 2016 T20I # 554
- Sri Lanka v Pakistan Kolkata 14 Mar 2016 Other T20
1/50 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mumbai 10 Mar 2016 Other T20
0/48, 5, 4/20 Tamil Union v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 3 Mar 2016 FC
1/56, 16, 2/26 Tamil Union v Colts Colombo (Moors) 25 Feb 2016 FC
0*, 3/70, 3/30 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 18 Feb 2016 FC
1, 3/32, 3/57 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (Moors) 11 Feb 2016 FC
1/36 Crusaders v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
1/41 Crusaders v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
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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May 28, 2016

Suranga Lakmal celebrates the dismissal of Chris Woakes, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day, May 28, 2016

Suranga Lakmal celebrates the dismissal of Chris Woakes

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May 27, 2016

Alastair Cook was caught at second slip off Suranga Lakmal, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day, May 27, 2016

Alastair Cook was caught at second slip off Suranga Lakmal

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May 27, 2016

Suranga Lakmal took a blinder on the long-leg boundary to dismiss Nick Compton for 9, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day, May 27, 2016

Suranga Lakmal took a blinder on the long-leg boundary to dismiss Nick Compton for 9

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Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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