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Kumar Sangakkara Biography & Latest News

Kumar Sangakkara Biography

Kumar Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricketer who is perhaps described as one of the "most polished and prudent of batsmen" in cricket. Sangakkara made his Test debut on 20 July 2000, at the age of twenty two in a match against South Africa which Sri Lanka won. He made his One Day International debut on 5 July 2000 in a macth against Pakistan. His profile is that of a left-handed top-order batsman and the wicket-keeper , especially while playing One Day International (ODI) series and Twenty20 series. In 2009, after Mahela Jayawardene stepped down from the Captains' position, Kumar Sangakkara was given the Captain's armband, at the age of 31 and with the experience of 80 Tests and 246 ODIs. He has many achievements and plaudits to his credit. He captained the national team from 2009 to 2011, stepping down after the 2011 ICC World Cup final. The same year, he was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year at the ICC awards ceremony. In 2012, he was honored as one of the top-five Wisden Cricketers of the Year. With 8 double centuries, he is the third in the list of Test double century-makers, only behind Don Bradman and Brian Lara. As the wicket keeper, he has contributed to the 3rd highest number of dismissals in ODIs with three hundred and eighty two to his credit. On 26 December 2012 he reached 10000 test match runs in 195 innings.

Kumar Sangakkara Latest News & Articles

Tillakaratne Dilshan alleges he did not receive support from Sri Lanka team during his captaincy Dilshan talks about how he was made captain, how he was not given enough support from the team, how he never let the hurt affect his service
Royal London One-Day Cup semifinals preview Focus on the run machines, as two mouthwatering semifinal clashes await at the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Sri Lankan stars pay glowing tribute to retiring Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lankan legends Arjuna Ranatunga and Kumar Sangakkara felt that the selectors will find it hard to find an ideal replacement for Dilshan.
Watch: Jason Roy picks Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara and Ian Bishop in his all-time XI England opener goes for both Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen.
Tillakaratne Dilshan - 5 reasons why Sri Lanka Cricket will be poorer without him One of the most explosive batsmen ever, Tillkaratne Dilshan, leaves a gaping hole to fill in the Sri Lankan team.
Royal London One-Day Cup Quarterfinals Preview Part 2 Surrey threat looms over Northants; Root, Bairstow to bolster Yorkshire.
5 batsmen with most centuries in Tests Younis Khan recently notched up his 32nd Test ton. Can he get past the 35-century mark in Tests and join this elite list?
Ricky Ponting picks his all-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar only Indian who makes it Ponting, following the recent trend, picks up his all time XI.
CPL 2016: Team of the Tournament As many as four players from the champions make it, including skipper Chris Gayle and the Player of the Tournament, Andre Russell.
CPL 2016: Kumar Sangakkara praises Jamaica Tallawahs spirit after Hero CPL victory The former Sri Lankan international praised the entire squad.
Stats: Kane Williamson becomes youngest batsman to score century against all Test-playing nations Kane Williamson became the second batsman who is currently playing Tests, after Younis Khan to achieve this unique feat.
Shane Warne pits a dream team from 90s with world's current best Iconic spinner combines with Mike Atherton and Rameez Raja to select the players
CPL 2016: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Live Streaming, Team News, Probable XI, Prediction The Knight Riders and Tallawahs will be fighting it out for a place in the finals.
Sourav Ganguly names his all-time XI; Picks two Indians in the team Following the trend, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has picked his all-time.
Darren Lehmann wants Australian batsmen to follow Kumar Sangakkara's advice to tackle spin threat Lehmann expects the ball to turn right from Day 1 at Galle and wants his players to use their bats more rather than blocking with the pads.
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