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Another Vaas? … of a Different Sort. Lakshan Sandakan

July 30, 2016

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan

Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan (C) is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Australia's Joe Burns during the fourth day of their opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on July 29, 2016. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka’s Lakshan Sandakan (C) is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Australia’s Joe Burns during the fourth day of their opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on July 29, 2016. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lanka's bowler Lakshan Sandakan celebrates as Kusal Mendis, foreground takes a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve O' Keefe during day two of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka’s bowler Lakshan Sandakan celebrates as Kusal Mendis, foreground takes a catch to dismiss Australia’s Steve O’ Keefe during day two of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

Full name Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan

Born June 10, 1991, Ragama

Current age 25 years 50 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club,De Mazenod College, Saracens Sports Club, Southern Express,Sri Lanka A

Also known as Lakshan Rangika

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education De Mazenod College, Kandana

Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 28 19* 28.00 22 127.27 0 0 6 0 1 0
First-class 35 55 12 555 39 12.90 1619 34.28 0 0 55 7 25 0
List A 10 8 4 65 30 16.25 86 75.58 0 0 9 0 2 0
Twenty20 15 5 2 13 6* 4.33 20 65.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 278 107 7 4/58 7/107 15.28 2.30 39.7 1 0 0
First-class 35 65 6036 3701 162 7/70 9/121 22.84 3.67 37.2 12 9 0
List A 10 10 453 427 15 5/40 5/40 28.46 5.65 30.2 0 1 0
Twenty20 15 14 280 408 16 4/35 4/35 25.50 8.74 17.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
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Test match list
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Batting career summary
Batting innings list
High scores
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Bowling career summary
Bowling innings list
Bowling match list
Best innings bowling
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Fielding career summary
Fielding innings list
Most catches in an innings
First-class debut Saracens Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 5-7, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Dec 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A England Lions v Sri Lanka A at Northampton, Jul 21, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yaal Blazers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kurunegala Warriors v Hambantota Troopers at Colombo (RPS), Jan 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19*, 4/58, 9, 3/49 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
2/72 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Northampton 21 Jul 2016 LA
11, 0/47 Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Cheltenham 18 Jul 2016 LA
5/40 Sri Lanka A v Derbyshire Derby 15 Jul 2016 LA
5/146, 23, 2/103, 6 Col CC v Nondescripts Colombo (Moors) 3 Mar 2016 FC
1/182, 24, 4/70, 30* Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2016 FC
2/74, 0, 3/26, 1 Col CC v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 18 Feb 2016 FC
3/110, 1*, 8 Col CC v Colts Colombo (PSS) 11 Feb 2016 FC
1/16 Troopers v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
0/33 Col CC v Colts Colombo (NCC) 21 Jan 2016 T20
Profile

A slight, left-arm wristspinner from the outskirts of Colombo, Lakshan Sandakan’s consistent hauls in first-class cricket have placed him among the Sri Lanka’s best spin prospects. Operating off a shuffling approach and a quick action, Sandakan has the ability to turn the ball both ways, and skid it into the pad.

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