Lakshan Sandakan Biography and Career
Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangika Sandakan, commonly known as Lakshan Sandakan, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for the national team in all three formats of the game. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, games and family of Lakshan Sandakan so read the article till the end.
In March 2018, he was named in Colombo’s squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. The following month, he was also named in Colombo’s squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. He was the leading wicket-taker for Colombo in the tournament, with twelve dismissals in five matches.
In July 2016 he was named in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for their series against Australia. On 26 July 2016 he made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against Australia.
In the first innings, Sandakan took his first Test wicket by bowling Mitchell Marsh. He took 4 for 58 runs in the first innings and 3 for 49 in the second innings. His match figures of 7 for 107 were the best by a slow left-arm wrist-spin on Test debut. Sri Lanka won the match by 106 runs giving them only their second win against Australia in 27 matches.
He made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka against Australia on 21 August 2016. He took his first ODI wicket by caught Matthew Wade in his first over.
He took his first five-wicket haul on day two of the third Test against India at Pallekele International Stadium. He became the first slow left-arm wrist-spin bowler for Sri Lanka to take a five-wicket haul in a Test innings. His figures did not held Sri Lanka to win the match due to poor batting performances in both innings. India won the match by an innings and 171 runs, and whitewashed Sri Lanka for the first time in tests as well.
Short biography of Lakshan Sandakan
Lakshan Sandakan is an international cricketer and he played so many games for country, state and clubs this biography article is incomplete without talking about his career. So here you will gain info about his achievements and life story.
He was born on 10 June 1991. He is a past pupil of De Mazenod College, Kandana.
Lakshan Sandakan began playing cricket at the age of 17 and was educated at Mattumagala Karunaratne Buddhist College and De Mazenod College. He Married to Wanshika Ketipearachchi this year (2022).
Domestically he is a first-class cricketer who plays for Colombo Cricket Club. He took the most wickets in the 2015–16 Premier League Tournament, with a total of 52 dismissals from 10 matches and 18 innings.
Random biography facts about Lakshan Sandakan
Lakshan Sandakan played third Test against India at Delhi. Though he took four wickets in the first innings, he conceded more than 100 runs to the opposition.
With few interruptions in the test due to air pollution, match was ended quiet early in first two days.
While batting, Sandakan helped skipper Dinesh Chandimal to reach his century to 150 by hanging at the other end as the final wicket.
In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.
On 1 October 2021, he was added to Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
We hope this biography article of Lakshan Sandakan will be helpful for you to understand his journey and works.
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