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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.

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Stats: Sri Lanka's batting struggles since the retirement of stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene
Stats: Sri Lanka's batting struggles since the retirement of stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene
Since the departure of their Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka have found it hard to come to terms with Test batting.
BBL 2016/17 - Top 5 moments from the Hobart Hurricanes-Adelaide Strikers clash
BBL 2016/17 - Top 5 moments from the Hobart Hurricanes-Adelaide Strikers clash
Christian's unbelievable spell, Pollard's terrible form, Short stands tall and much more.
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Brisbane Heat-Hobart Hurricanes clash
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Brisbane Heat-Hobart Hurricanes clash
Brendon McCullum smashes his way to a milestone, Chris Lynn's six-hitting show and much more.
BBL 2016/17: 5 best moments from the Hobart Hurricanes-Melbourne Stars clash
BBL 2016/17: 5 best moments from the Hobart Hurricanes-Melbourne Stars clash
Glenn Maxwell's salvo, contrasting top-order efforts, Shaun Tait's wild day and much more.
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year
BPL 2016: Rapid Lewis and reliable Sangakkara lift Dhaka Dynamites to the title
BPL 2016: Rapid Lewis and reliable Sangakkara lift Dhaka Dynamites to the title
The Darren Sammy-led Rajshahi Kings fall short by 56 runs.
BPL 2016: Caribbean Calypso at the BPL
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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