Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal to retire from all forms of international cricket

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Fast bowler has announced that the tour of India in 2022 will be his swansong

Suranga Lakmal will retire from all forms of international cricket after Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2022. The 34-year old fast bowler did his best work in Test cricket, picking up 168 wickets from 68 matches. One-hundred and thirty of them came away from home.
The spin-friendly conditions in Sri Lanka often pushed him into the sidelines, but on tour, Lakmal’s ability to hold a line and length over long periods of time and his knack for moving the ball both off the pitch and in the air made him an important asset. He has a five-for in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies. Lakmal has also captained Sri Lanka in five Test matches, winning three of them

“I’m indebted to Sri Lanka Cricket for giving me this astonishing opportunity and having faith in me to bring back my mother land honour as it has been absolute pleasure to be associated with the board that shaped my professional life and also enriched my personal development,” he said in his retirement letter submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket.

Lakmal made his debut for Sri Lanka in December 2009 and largely performed a holding role in limited-overs cricket, picking up 109 wickets from 86 ODIs and eight wickets from 11 T20Is.

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