Personal Information

Full NameRanasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal
BornMarch 10, 1987 Matara
Age36 Years, 11 Months, 21 Days
National SideSri Lanka
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedSri Lanka, Basnahira South, Sri Lankan Board XI, Derbyshire, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Wayamba United, Rest of Sri Lanka, Basnahira Greens, Western Troopers, Colombo, Galle, Kandy Crusaders, Sri Lankans, Jaffna Kings, SLC Blues, Jaffna
Career Span

Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

701092593442 v BAN001141211.1148.24220254
86482224426 v PAK001839.3860.39200135
World Cup
7433415* v AFG003034.0068.003000
116375* v IND00102.3363.633031

Bowling Performance

1222073.543962321715/47 v WI18436.443.0072.7670
84646.53635341094/13 v IND8032.425.4635.6084
World Cup
751.4132072/36 v AFG0045.716.1944.287
1134.4033082/26 v ENG0041.259.5126.0011

Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal 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.