Suranga Lakmal      

Full name Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

Born March 10, 1987, Matara

Current age 33 years 125 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 61 95 23 836 42 11.61 1726 48.43 0 0 106 9 18 0
ODIs 85 48 22 244 26 9.38 404 60.39 0 0 18 3 19 0
T20Is 11 6 3 7 5* 2.33 11 63.63 0 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 119 153 33 1360 58* 11.33 2593 52.44 0 1 162 22 42 0
List A 165 90 45 421 38* 9.35 653 64.47 0 0 37 5 41 0
T20s 47 22 12 85 33 8.50 90 94.44 0 0 7 3 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 108 11099 5651 151 5/54 7/80 37.42 3.05 73.5 6 3 0
ODIs 85 83 3824 3478 107 4/13 4/13 32.50 5.45 35.7 3 0 0
T20Is 11 11 208 330 8 2/26 2/26 41.25 9.51 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 119 208 18581 10389 322 6/68 9/134 32.26 3.35 57.7 16 8 0
List A 165 163 7414 6577 231 5/31 5/31 28.47 5.32 32.0 4 3 0
T20s 47 45 943 1250 52 5/34 5/34 24.03 7.95 18.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 23-27, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 18, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 28, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 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 Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Dambulla, Mar 14-16, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 17, 2007 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, Jun 28, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 23, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Jan 6, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/42, 48, 4/30 Tamil Union v Badureliya Dambulla 14 Mar 2020 FC
4/50, 7, 0/39 Tamil Union v Lankan CC Colombo (CCC) 16 Feb 2020 FC
4, 5/79, 15, 0/36 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (PSS) 7 Feb 2020 FC
2/37, 5, 1/34 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 27 Jan 2020 Test # 2383
3/53, 27, 4/27 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Jan 2020 Test # 2381
33, 1/32 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 6 Jan 2020 T20
8*, 1/14 Tamil Union v SL Navy Colombo (CCC) 4 Jan 2020 T20
10, 0/32, 14 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
4/29, 40, 0/37 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
5*, 0/47 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chester-le-Street 28 Jun 2019 ODI # 4176
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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Jan 30, 2020

Suranga Lakmal gives a thumbs up, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, January 30, 2020

Suranga Lakmal gives a thumbs up

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Jan 27, 2020

Suranga Lakmal bowls Kevin Kasuza, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 1st day, January 27, 2020

Suranga Lakmal bowls Kevin Kasuza

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Jan 27, 2020

Suranga Lakmal in full flight, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 1st day, January 27, 2020

Suranga Lakmal in full flight

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