Sri Lanka Cricket Team is coming to India at the end of this month. In this tour, the Sri Lankan team will play a two-match Test series against India (India vs Sri Lanka).
With this series, the career of Suranga Lakmal, one of the most experienced players of the Sri Lankan team, will also come to an end. Right-arm fast bowler Lakmal has announced to say goodbye to international cricket after the tour of India. Lakmal started his international career 13 years ago in 2009 with his ODI series against India and now his career will end against India only.
In a statement issued by Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday, February 2, it was told that the former captain of the team has announced his retirement from all three formats after the tour of India. In this statement, 34-year-old Lakmal thanked his teammates and said, ‘I have great respect for my players, coaches, team managers, support staff, administrators and other staff.’
Thanks to Sri Lankan board
The stormy pacer, who captained Sri Lanka in five Test matches, also thanked his board and said that his personal and professional life has improved a lot. Lakmal said, ‘I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket for giving me this tremendous opportunity and exuded confidence in me to bring honor to my motherland, to join the board which has played a role in improving my personal and professional life. Been lucky.
A look at Lakmal’s career
Suranga Lakmal’s international career started with the ODI series against India in 2009. Lakmal made his debut against India in Nagpur in December 2009. About a year later, in November 2010, he made his Test debut against the West Indies, while his international T20 career began in 2011. Lakmal has played a total of 68 Test matches so far, in which 168 wickets have come in his account. He took 5 wickets in an innings 4 times. At the same time, in 86 ODIs, Lakmal took 109 wickets, while in 11 T20s he got only 8 wickets. Against India, Lakmal took 8 wickets in 2 Tests, 9 wickets in 11 ODIs, while he did not get any success in the only T20.