Suranga Lakmal (සුරංග ලක්මාල්); is bowling all-rounder with right-arm medium-fast bowling and right-handed batting style. Lakmal is have represented his national side Sri Lanka Cricket Team in all three formats of International Cricket and captained his team in Test matches. He played his first-class cricket for Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, Basnahira South cricket team and Matara Sports Club from 2007-present.
Lakmal became first Sri Lankan and 3rd overall to take Test match wicket at his very first ball he bowled at a new venue, he dismissed Chris Gayle during the Sri Lanka Tour of West Indies. Lakmal joined this feat with Kapil Dev and Imran Khan who both picked at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. He is the fourth-highest Test wicket-taker for Sri Lanka.
He became 4th Sri Lankan fast bowler to take 100th Test wicket as “caught by himself” after Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, and Dilhara Fernando, when he dismissed Tamim Iqbal on 8th February. Suranga Lakmal became the first Asian Test Captain to win a Test match at Kensington Oval, Barbados, against West Indies. Under Lakmal captaincy, Sri Lanka played the first Test series against West Indies and won by 2-0.
He played an important role in win T20I Cricket World Cup 2014 for the first time. He is a great bowler who presented his national side in all three formats of international cricket. Lakmal took 151 wickets in 61 Test matches while 107 in 85 One Day Internationals. He took almost 600 wickets in first-class, List A and Twenty20 Internationals.
Suranga Lakmal Career Stats
Suranga Lakmal Profile
|Full Name||Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal|
|Date of Birth||10 March 1987 Matara, Sri Lanka|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Batting Style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Test Debut||23 November 2010 v West Indies (cap 114)|
|ODI Debut||18 December 2009 v India (cap 140)|
|T20 Debut||25 June 2011 v England (cap 37)|
|Major Teams||Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Matara Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club|