Suranga Lakmal is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has established himself as the spearhead of Sri Lankan pace attack in all three formats of the game. Lakmal has improved drastically in the last year or so. In 2018, the Sri Lankan pacer has bagged 21 scalps in 7 Tests.
Right arm medium fast bowler
Date of Birth:
10 March 1987
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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Deberawewa Central College, Hambanthota & Richmond College, Galle
23 November 2010 vs West Indies
18 December 2009 vs India
25 June 2011 vs England
#82 (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Matara Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
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Career Turning Point
A good run with Sri Lanka A squad earned him a break into the national ODI side.
Lakmal is one of three bowlers to take a wicket with the first ball bowled in a Test match at a new venue, which he achieved at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Lakmal is the second Sri Lankan fast bowler to have claimed a fifer against South Africa in South Africa.
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Lesser Known Facts
Suranga Lakmal is the first Sri Lankan cricketer hailing from Hambanthota district.