Full Name

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan

Born

June 10, 1991, Ragama

Age

31y 172d

Also Known As

Lakshan Rangika

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Wrist spin

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 6in

Education

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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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test112020631276375/957/10734.483.7155.7320
ODI313014881539274/524/5257.006.2055.1100
T20I2020460557234/234/2324.217.2620.0100
FC731281204075212827/7010/13426.673.7442.621131
List A817836313433945/395/3936.525.6738.6320
T20706614181746814/184/1821.557.3817.5300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test111761172510.6327442.700019060
ODI311976416*5.3314045.71004080
T20I207423107.663860.52002060
FC731042410196412.73275137.040111212440
List A81522138962*12.5464959.9301384220
T2070231264105.8111058.180040170
Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Col CC vs Tamil Union244/12817-Nov-2022Colombo (SSC)FC
Col CC vs Police SC0 & 03/17 & 0/3404-Nov-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Col CC vs Kandy CCC73/36 & 0/4728-Oct-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Col CC vs Sebast CAC471/2107-Oct-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Col CC vs Burgher61/32 & 4/9330-Sep-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Photos
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