Sri Lankan bowler Suranga Lakmal set to retire from international cricket after India tour

Lakmal has played 68 Tests, 86 ODIs and 11 T20Is for Sri Lanka so far AFP

Lakmal has played 68 Tests, 86 ODIs and 11 T20Is for Sri Lanka so far AFP

Sri Lanka pacer and previous Sri Lanka captain Suranga Lakmal will resign from all types of worldwide cricket after the forthcoming visit through India.

Suranga Lakmal, 34, made his global presentation against India in 2009 in Nagpur, a match that his side proceeded to win. His Test debut went inside a year against the West Indies in Colombo while the T20I cap came bringing in 2011 against England.

Suranga Lakmal drove Sri Lanka in five Tests, every one of them coming in 2018. The pacer had an effective spell as the substitute captain, driving Sri Lanka to a 2-0 whitewash of South Africa at home and a series-evening out prevail upon the West Indies in Barbados – – with his group turning into the main Asian group to dominate a game at the Kensington Oval.

The right-arm pacer has played 68 Tests up to this point, with two additional potential Test covers to include India. He until recently has 168 Test wickets at a normal of 36 and a strike pace of 72. In 86 ODIs, Lakmal has 109 wickets at an economy pace of a little more than 5.

“I’m obliged to Sri Lanka Cricket for offering me this amazing chance and having confidence in me to bring back my country honor as it has been an outright joy to be related with the board that formed my expert life and furthermore enhanced my self-improvement,” said Lakmal in his retirement letter submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket.

“I have only the highest level of regard for every one of my players, mentors, group supervisors, support staff, regulatory staff and any remaining care staff,” Lakmal has said further.

Lakmal, the thin pacer known for moving the ball, additionally picked a five-wicket pull at Port Elizabeth and turned out to be simply the second Sri Lankan to have a fifer added to his repertoire in South Africa.

“We make a move to hope everything turns out great for Lakmal for his future undertakings, and anticipate seeing him perform for the country during the Sri Lanka Tour of India in the event that the selectors think about him for the visit,” said Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.

“Lakmal has been an incredible benefactor for Sri Lanka Cricket and conveyed a few noteworthy spells during his public vocation, and his administrations will be recollected well.”

Lakmal is the primary player from the Hambantota locale to address Sri Lanka. He likewise joined any semblance of Kapil Dev and Imran Khan to pack a wicket off the principal ball to be bowled at another Test setting – the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium for his situation.

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