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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

BPL 2016: Caribbean Calypso at the BPL

A quick roundup of the Eliminator and first Qualifier Playoffs of the Bangladesh Premier League.

BPL 2016: Caribbean Calypso at the BPL - Marlon Samuels stars in late resurgence for Comilla Victorians; Bravo and Russell keep Dhaka Dynamites on top of the table

A quick roundup of the latest round of matches in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Stats: Highest run-getters in Test cricket history

Alastair Cook enters the top-10 run-getters list in Test cricket history in the match against India in Mohali

BPL 2016: Captain’s day out as Shakib and Sammy lead Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings to victory

Dhaka Dynamites' Shakib Al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene contributed to post a good score of 170.

Are modern day batsmen not as good as their predecessors?

Run scoring has definitely become easy. But the task of batting still remains tough.

BPL 2016: Samit Patel floors Dhaka Dynamites despite Dwayne Bravo's heroics

Mohammad Nabi and Shoaib Malik help Chittagong Vikings take down Comilla Victorians

BPL 2016: Miserly Mohammad Shahid bowls Dhaka dynamites to the top of the table

A quick round up of the 2 matches that took place today at Chittagong in the BPL 2016.

The new Sri Lankan nucleus: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Dilruwan Perera

Let's take a look at 3 players who form the nucleus of the Sri Lankan Test team now.

India vs England 2016: Ravichandran Ashwin looking forward to duel with Alastair Cook

Tamil Nadu off-spinner sets the tone for a blockbuster series.

Heavy rains forces start of BPL 2016 to be postponed to November 8

Saturday's matches will be played at a later date while confusion prevails over the status of the two fixtures washed out on Friday.

Opening day of BPL 2016 washed out due to rain

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has resulted in heavy rains in Dhaka and its neighboring areas.

Satire: Five things that would have happened if Kumar Sangakkara wasn't a cricketer

Disclaimer: This article is a work of fiction and has nothing to do with reality. Please don't take it seriously.

Who Said What: World wishes Irfan Pathan, David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on their birthday

Wishes poured in for the trio of Irfan Pathan, David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on the occasion of their birthday.

Stats: Most centuries by a batsman in international cricket

Virat Kohli has 40 international centuries to his name but he still doesn't make it into the top ten list of batsmen with most centuries.

Will continue to entertain the fans, says Chris Gayle

The recently concluded Pakistan Super League season-2 draft saw the big left-hander being picked by the Karachi Kings.
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