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Lakshan Sandakan
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Lakshan Sandakan

Sri Lanka|Bowler
Lakshan Sandakan

INTL CAREER: 2016 - 2021

Full Name

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan

Born

June 10, 1991, Ragama

Age

29y 337d

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

TEAMS

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
Test112020631276375/957/10734.483.7155.70320
ODI272612561306214/524/5262.196.2359.80100
T20I1919436529234/234/2323.007.2718.90100
FC631141091768042607/7010/13426.163.7341.9018131
List A585526062529675/395/3937.745.8238.80320
T20565511781485684/184/1821.837.5617.30300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test111761172510.6327442.700019060
ODI271665216*5.2012043.33003080
T20I196320106.662774.07002060
FC6391208916412.54243536.59019811380
List A583713218309.0839655.0500213160
T205618951105.668063.740040170
Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan
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Photos


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
Lakshan Sandakan nicks off to slip
Lakshan Sandakan finally had success after his troubles with overstepping