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Suranga Lakmal

Suranga Lakmal

Height: 1.88 m DOB: March 10, 1987

Earmarked as a 'future' player by coach Chandika Hathurusingha, the tall slim fast bowler has been impressive in the limited number of opportunities he has got in Sri Lankan colours. Like a number of pacers from the subcontinent, fitness issues have marred him of a number of games but he remains part of the Islanders' plans going into the ICC World Cup 2019.

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Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal to retire from international cricket after India tour

Cricket | Feb 02, 2022, 08:00 PM IST

In an international career which began in 2009 against India at the Nagpur ODI, Lakmal has taken 168 Test wickets in 68 matches, 109 wickets in 86 ODIs and eight wickets in 11 T20Is.

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Suranga Lakmal out of Pakistan Test series due to dengue

Cricket | Dec 09, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Lakmal has been spearheading the Sri Lankan bowling in Test matches in last few years. He has played 59 Tests so far, picking 141 wickets.

Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

2nd Test, Day 1: Double delight for Australia as Joe Burns and Travis Head avoid 136-year-old shame

Cricket | Feb 01, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

The twin centuries also ended a drought of tons at home by Australian batsmen - 390 days to boot - going back to the 4-0 Ashes win.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo

2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on series win as South Africa falter on Day 3

Cricket | Jul 22, 2018, 11:26 PM IST

Spinners Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath took two wickets each to place the hosts within five wickets of a 2-0 series sweep.

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

Suranga Lakmal to lead Sri Lanka in Day/Night Test against West Indies

Cricket | Jun 23, 2018, 02:26 PM IST

Meanwhile, Chandimal faces a lengthy ban after having admitted to the more serious Level three offence which relates to 'conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.' 

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2nd Test: Lakmal, Perera strike early after Bangladesh wrap Sri Lanka for 222 on Day 1

Cricket | Feb 08, 2018, 06:17 PM IST

The modest total of 222 looked imposing after the Sri Lanka bowlers went to work and reduced Bangladesh to 56/4 at stumps.

India vs Sri Lanka

Suranga Lakmal's spell one of best but job half done, says Sri Lanka fast bowling coach

Cricket | Nov 16, 2017, 09:42 PM IST

Lakmal sent Lokesh Rahul (0), Shikhar Dhawan (8) and skipper Virat Kohli (0) back in the hut with India tottering at 17/3 at stumps.

world cup 2015 suranga lakmal fined over full tosses

World Cup 2015: Suranga Lakmal fined over full tosses against England

Cricket | Mar 03, 2015, 07:22 AM IST

Wellington, New Zealand: Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching cricket's Code of Conduct by bowling two high full tosses in the last over of his team's World Cup match against

world cup 2015 sri lanka pacer lakmal fined for dangerous

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka pacer Lakmal fined for 'dangerous' bowling

Cricket | Mar 01, 2015, 07:24 PM IST

Wellington: Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing "no remorse" after he bowled two beam balls in their win over

nz vs sl sri lanka set new zealand a target of 105 to win

NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka set New Zealand a target of 105 to win, first test

Cricket | Dec 29, 2014, 06:26 AM IST

Christchurch, New Zealand: Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal put on 59 for the last wicket to lift Sri Lanka to 407 in its second innings Monday and set New Zealand a chase for 105 to

australia beats sri lanka by 125 runs in 1st test

Australia Beats Sri Lanka By 125 Runs In 1st Test

Cricket | Sep 03, 2011, 05:08 PM IST

Galle, Sep 3: Ryan Harris picked up his second five-wicket haul as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 125 runs in the first test to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series and give former captain