Picture of Suranga Lakmal

Suranga Lakmal

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Sri Lankan Board XI, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Wayamba United, Rest of Sri Lanka, Basnahira Greens, Western Troopers, Kandy Crusaders
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
45
Batting:
0
Bowling:
34
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
March 10, 1987, Matara

Profile

A young fast bowler with enormous potential, Suranga Lakmal is one of the many speedsters who Sri Lankan cricket have offered several opportunities over the past several seasons.

Spotted by talent scouts while he was still a student at the Debarawewa Central, Lakmal’s progress was tracked as he went on to play for Richmond College and the Tamil Union in domestic cricket. Although he impressed for both teams, his lack of stamina to bowl long spells was a cause of concern, a problem area which coaches worked on. His and their hard work finally bore fruit when with some fine performances for Sri Lanka A, the pacer made it to the team for the 2009 ODI series against India. Following a forgettable debut, he scalped the prized wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in his second game but failed to impress in the next games; and in early 2010 was sent back to domestic cricket to improve on his bowling.

At an enviable frame of over six feet and a high arm action, Lakmal is a deceptive bowler who can cause problems for batsman with both his pace and bounce. However his tendency to leak runs has many a time been his undoing, a problem area which he still needs to address.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 26 38 196 14 8.16 38.50 0 0 23
ODI 42 18 29 11 4.14 34.93 0 0 8
T20 6 2 1 1 1.00 50.00 0 0 1*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 26 46 4772 2655 54 4/78 / 49.16 3.33 1 0 0 79
ODI 42 41 1908 1777 59 4/30 / 30.11 5.58 1 0 0 58
T20 6 6 130 189 6 2/26 / 31.50 8.72 0 0 0 7
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 0
ODI 9 0 1
T20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2015
 
ODI:
2009-2015
 
T20:
2011-2016
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Nov 23, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 18, 2015
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Dec 18, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch - Dec 26, 2015
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at County Ground, Bristol - Jun 25, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs South Africa at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Mar 28, 2016
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