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Suranga Lakmal


ABOUT

Full NameRanasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal

BornMarch 10, 1987

Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

NationalitySri Lanka

RoleAll-rounder, Bowler/Right-arm Fast-medium, Right-handed batsman

Relation(s)Dilani Chalanika (Spouse)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
WOR vs DER 0 0 0 0 0 26.2 & 15 5 & 4 65 & 41 1 & 1 2.46 & 2.73 3 & 0
DER vs GLA 5 17 1 0 29.41 29.4 & 14.5 6 & 3 82 & 65 5 & 2 2.76 & 4.38 4 & 1
LEI vs DER 1 5 0 0 20.00 21 & 26 5 & 11 52 & 57 2 & 2 2.47 & 2.19 3 & 5
DER vs SUS 0 0 0 0 0 12 & 25 3 & 9 28 & 53 0 & 0 2.33 & 2.12 2 & 1
MID vs DER 0 3 0 0 0.00 31 & 13 3 & 1 100 & 62 2 & 0 3.22 & 4.76 6 & 2
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 86 48 244 404 22 9.38 60.39 0 0 26 18 3 20 0
TESTs 70 109 934 1936 25 11.11 48.24 0 0 42 114 12 22 0
T20Is 11 6 7 11 3 2.33 63.63 0 0 5 1 0 3 0
T20s 66 31 143 131 16 9.53 109.16 0 0 33 12 5 18 0
LISTAs 170 92 436 667 45 9.27 65.36 0 0 38 37 5 42 0
FIRSTCLASS 135 173 1522 2863 37 11.19 53.16 0 1 58 171 32 47 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 86 84 646.5 3534 109 32.42 5.46 4/13 0 0
TESTs 70 122 2073.5 6232 171 36.44 3.00 7/80 4 0
T20Is 11 11 34.4 330 8 41.25 9.51 2/26 0 0
T20s 66 64 212.3 1716 69 24.86 8.07 5/34 1 0
LISTAs 170 168 1268.1 6712 235 28.56 5.29 5/31 3 0
FIRSTCLASS 135 236 3577.4 11700 362 32.32 3.27 9/134 10 0
ABOUT

Suranga Lakmal Biography


Suranga lakmal is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman, playing for the Sri Lankan national side. He was born on 10 March 1987 at Matara, Sri Lanka.


Lakmal became the third bowler to take a wicket with the first ball bowled in a test match at a new venue by dismissing Chris Gayle of West Indies.


Background


Suranga Lakmal started his cricket career at Debarawewa Central College where he was spotted by Sri Lanka Cricket fast bowling coaches. Later, he played his senior school cricket at Richmond College.


In 2007, he joined Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club where his progress was closely monitored by coaches and was inducted into the academy and this made him get into the national team.


Debut


By observing this consistent progress, he was selected to join the national cricket team. On 18 December 2009, Lakmal made his ODI debut against India at Nagpur. In his debut match he failed to take even a single wicket, he bowled eight wicketless overs for 58 runs.


In his second game, he impressed everyone by taking two major wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, but failed to impress in the next games and was sent back to domestic cricket to improve on his bowling.


On November 23, 2010, Lakmal made his Test debut against West Indies at R. Premadasa Stadium and became the 114th Sri Lankan Test player.


Records


Lakmal has listed himself in some interesting records. He is the first player to represent Sri Lankan national cricket team from the Hambantota district.


He also joined an elite group comprising of Kapil Dev and Imran Khan by taking a wicket with the first ball bowled in a test match where he dismissed Chris Gayle of West Indies.


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