Suranga Lakmal to replace Dilhara

Uncapped Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal is due to take wing to India tonight to join the Sri Lankan squad as cover for injured Dilhara Fernando. 22 year old Lakmal who represents Tamil Union is considered as one of the fastest bowlers in the country.

Speaking to srilankacricket.lk, Sri Lankan National Fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake described him as a bowler who can generate steep bounce to compliment his ability to achieve bowling speeds in excess 140Kmph. Lakmal is also attributed with  capabilities to vary his pace and to gain reverse swing from the older ball. Samaranayake was also impressed with his ability to bowl a genuine outswinger.

He will be replacing Fernando who on yesterday’s match fractured his right thumb whilst attempting to field the ball off his own bowling.

  • http://yahoo.com Chinthaka Kulatunga

    This is great news for the Hambathota lads. I thought he was forgotten after the ill-fated Pakistan tour. But thanks to coaches like Samaranayake, he is around.

    Chinthaka