Suranga Lakmal Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Suranga Lakmal

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. In April 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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.

Suranga Lakmal Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 57811199
Runs Scored7402057993
Batting Averages11.048.202.3310.67
Strike Rate49.6355.8563.6352.56
Balls Bowled10,3293,68620815,248
Bowling Averages39.4331.6341.2534.25
5-Wickets Haul35
Best Bowling20/54100/132/266/68
ICC Batting Rankings     –        –
ICC Bowling Rankings30      41

Lakmal as Captain Career

Matches FormatMatchesWonLostDrawnTiedNo resultWin %
Test 532000  60 %

Suranga Lakmal Profile

Full NameRanasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal
Date of Birth10 March 1987 Matara, Sri Lanka
Current Age32
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
T-Shirt No.82
Playing RollBowler
Batting StyleRight-handed batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium-fast
Test Debut23 November 2010 v West Indies (cap 114)
ODI Debut18 December 2009 v India (cap 140)
T20 Debut25 June 2011 v England (cap 37)
Last Test21 February 2019 v South Africa
Last ODI15 September 2018 v Bangladesh
Last T2025 June 2011 v England
Twitter @surangalk1987
Instagram @suranga__lakmal
Major Teams            Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Matara Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Updated: 05/11/2019 — 10:42 am