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Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 28 years 47 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 23 32 11 144 18 6.85 404 35.64 0 0 22 0 4 0
ODIs 35 15 9 19 7* 3.16 67 28.35 0 0 0 0 8 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 73 81 19 572 58* 9.22 1141 50.13 0 1 65 10 24 0
List A 104 51 28 165 38* 7.17 285 57.89 0 0 16 2 27 0
Twenty20 28 9 5 31 10* 7.75 34 91.17 0 0 3 1 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 40 4232 2366 49 4/78 6/105 48.28 3.35 86.3 1 0 0
ODIs 35 34 1662 1541 51 4/30 4/30 30.21 5.56 32.5 1 0 0
T20Is 4 4 90 122 5 2/26 2/26 24.40 8.13 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 73 125 10469 6424 187 6/68 9/134 34.35 3.68 55.9 8 4 0
List A 104 103 4756 4218 162 5/31 5/31 26.03 5.32 29.3 2 3 0
Twenty20 28 26 549 666 32 3/20 3/20 20.81 7.27 17.1 0 0 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 Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Western Troopers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/71 Sri Lanka v England Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
2/49 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Melbourne 26 Feb 2015 ODI # 3615
2/36 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dunedin 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3609
2/62, 7* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3599
1/56 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/36 Sri Lanka v South Africa Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/31, 3 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3590
0/93, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
3/71, 5, 0/89, 6 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
3/90, 2, 16, 0/16 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Mar 1, 2015

Suranga Lakmal dives in an attempt to stop Mooen Ali's drive, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Suranga Lakmal dives in an attempt to stop Mooen Ali's drive

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Feb 26, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is disappointed after Tillakaratne Dilshan put down Anamul Haque,  Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne, February 26, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is disappointed after Tillakaratne Dilshan put down Anamul Haque

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Feb 26, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is overjoyed after dismissing Mominul Haque, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne, February 26, 2015

Suranga Lakmal is overjoyed after dismissing Mominul Haque

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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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