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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:
44
Batting:
0
Bowling:
36
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 29 43 216 15 7.71 38.36 0 0 23
ODI 49 22 49 12 4.90 41.17 0 0 10
T20 8 4 2 2 1.00 50.00 0 0 1*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 29 51 5282 2968 60 4/78 / 49.46 3.37 1 0 0 79
ODI 49 48 2220 2052 68 4/30 / 30.17 5.54 2 0 0 70
T20 8 8 166 255 6 2/26 / 42.50 9.21 0 0 0 11
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 0
ODI 10 0 1
T20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2016
 
ODI:
2009-2016
 
T20:
2011-2016
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Nov 23, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo - Aug 13, 2016
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Dec 18, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 04, 2016
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at County Ground, Bristol - Jun 25, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Sep 09, 2016
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