Suranga Lakmal retires from international cricket

Monday 14th March 2022
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Sri Lanka great, Suranga Lakmal, has retired from international cricket, ahead of joining Derbyshire on a two-year deal. 

Fast bowler, Lakmal, finishes an esteemed international career as Sri Lanka’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, with 171 wickets from 70 matches and 287 dismissals across all formats. He will now travel to England to join-up with his new teammates ahead of the 2022 season.

Lakmal led the bowling attack in both Test matches during Sri Lanka’s series against India this month, taking three wickets in conditions which did not offer a lot of assistance for seamers, notably bowling Rishabh Pant for 96 in the first fixture.

Lakmal has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire, where he will reunite with former Sri Lanka Head Coach, Mickey Arthur, who has recently been appointed as Head of Cricket.

The 35-year-old will be with Derbyshire for the first game of the LV= County Championship season against Middlesex, starting on Thursday 7 April, along with fellow overseas signing, Pakistan international Shan Masood.

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