Lakshan Sandakan

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: June 10, 1991, Ragama
Height: 5ft 6in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Wrist spin
Playing role: Bowler

Lakshan Sandakan Bio

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan, known as Lakshan Sandakan, is a talented left-arm wristspinner hailing from the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka. With his consistently impressive performances in first-class cricket, he has emerged as one of Sri Lanka’s most promising spin prospects. Sandakan possesses the ability to turn the ball both ways and skid it into the pads, making him a formidable force on the field.

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Sandakan completed his education at De Mazenod College in Kandana. He embarked on his first-class career in 2012, representing Saracens Sports Club. However, his initial performances failed to leave a lasting impression. Determined to prove his mettle, Sandakan moved to the Colombo Cricket Club the following season. This decision proved to be a game-changer as wickets began to flow for him consistently.

In the 2013-14 first-class season, Sandakan finished as the highest wicket-taker, claiming 54 scalps at an impressive average of 19.14. This stupendous feat caught the attention of national selectors, earning him a place in Sri Lanka’s ODI squad to face England at home in 2014. Despite not getting an opportunity to play, Sandakan’s selection was a testament to his burgeoning talent.

The following season further solidified Sandakan’s status as a rising star, capturing 45 wickets at an average of 24.28. His exceptional performances did not go unnoticed as he topped the wicket-taker’s list once again in the 2015-16 Premier League Tournament. Consequently, Sandakan was rewarded with a place in Sri Lanka’s A team squad for their tour to England. His remarkable display of skill included a magnificent 5 for 40 in a List A match against Derbyshire during this tour.

Sandakan’s consistent performances and undeniable potential eventually earned him a call-up to the national squad. Injuries to key players paved the way for his inclusion in the team, and he made his Test debut against Australia in Pallekele. Although the circumstances were unfortunate, Sandakan seized the opportunity and left a mark in his maiden international appearance.

As his career progresses, Sandakan is poised to make significant contributions to the Sri Lankan cricket team. With his unique bowling style and ability to trouble batsmen, he has the potential to become a key asset for his country. Sandakan’s journey thus far is a testament to his determination, hard work, and passion for the game. As he continues to hone his skills and make strides in the international arena, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in his remarkable career.

Lakshan Sandakan Career Stats

Lakshan Sandakan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 17 6 117 25 10.63 274 42.7 0 0 19 0 6 0
T20Is 20 7 4 23 10 7.66 38 60.52 0 0 2 0 6 0
ODIs 31 19 7 64 16* 5.33 140 45.71 0 0 4 0 8 0
FC 83 117 29 1199 64 13.62 3207 37.38 0 2 130 13 49 0
List A 100 61 22 444 62* 11.38 783 56.7 0 1 40 4 25 0
T20s 79 27 14 72 10 5.53 132 54.54 0 0 4 0 21 0

Lakshan Sandakan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 11 20 2063 1276 37 5/95 7/107 34.48 3.71 55.7 3 2 0
T20Is 20 20 460 557 23 4/23 4/23 24.21 7.26 20 1 0 0
ODIs 31 30 1488 1539 27 4/52 4/52 57 6.2 55.1 1 0 0
FC 83 140 12719 7953 299 7/70 10/134 26.59 3.75 42.5 23 13 1
List A 100 94 4249 3976 114 5/39 5/39 34.87 5.61 37.2 4 2 0
T20s 79 75 1598 1978 86 4/18 4/18 23 7.42 18.5 3 0 0

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