Matches (36)
BAN v NZ (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (6)
WBBL 2023 (1)
Legends League (2)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Hazare Trophy (18)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
MT20WC QLF (2)
IND v AUS (1)

Full Name

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan


June 10, 1991, Ragama


32y 172d

Also Known As

Lakshan Rangika

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Wrist spin

Playing Role



5ft 6in


De Mazenod College, Kandana

A slight, left-arm wristspinner from the outskirts of Colombo, Lakshan Sandakan's consistent hauls in first-class cricket have placed him among the Sri Lanka's best spin prospects. Operating off a shuffling approach and a quick action, Sandakan has the ability to turn the ball both ways, and skid it into the pad.

Graduating from De Mazenod College in Kandana, Sandakan made an inauspicious start to his first-class career in 2012, for Saracens Sports Club. But having moved to Colombo Cricket Club by the following season, the wickets began to come thick and fast. He topped the 2013-14 first-class season's wicket-takers' list, with 54 scalps at an average of 19.14. For those efforts, Sandakan earned a place in Sri Lanka's ODI squad to play England at home in late 2014, though he never played a game.

In the following season, Sandakan was again impressive, with 45 wickets at 24.28. When he went on to top the wicket-taker's list for the second time in three seasons, in the 2015-16 Premier League Tournament, the national selectors rewarded him with a place in the A team squad to England. Sandakan took 5 for 40 in a List A match against Derbyshire on that tour, and was given a second call-up to the national squad almost immediately, thanks in part to injuries to several frontline Sri Lanka players. This time he got to play at the international level, making his Test debut against Australia in Pallekele.
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Lakshan Sandakan Career Stats


List A9187403337841085/395/3935.035.6237.3420

Batting & Fielding

List A91562242262*12.4172857.9601394240
Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan

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Recent Matches of Lakshan Sandakan

Colombo CC vs Negombo71/37 & 2/4617-Nov-2023KatunayakeFC
Colombo CC vs Kandy CCC--0/4710-Nov-2023MoratuwaFC
Colombo CC vs Colts CC----05-Nov-2023Colombo (Colts)FC
Colombo CC vs Burgher4 & 301/19 & 0/1925-Aug-2023Colombo (Burgher)FC
Strikers vs Kings--1/3008-Aug-2023PallekeleT20

Photos of Lakshan Sandakan

Lakshan Sandakan celebrates after dismissing Suryakumar Yadav
Lakshan Sandakan celebrates the dismissal of Mosaddek Hossain
Lakshan Sandakan bowls at a national training camp as lockdown restrictions ease in Sri Lanka
Lakshan Sandakan gestures after taking a wicket
Dhananjaya de Silva and Lakshan Sandakan prepare to bowl at the nets
Lakshan Sandakan flicks the ball back into play before completing a catch