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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

5 top catches by wicket-keepers in ODIs since the turn of the century 
5 top catches by wicket-keepers in ODIs since the turn of the century 
Great catches by players behind the stumps.
5 revelations made during the Spirit of Cricket speech over the years
5 revelations made during the Spirit of Cricket speech over the years
Brian Lara's Spirit of Cricket lecture has stirred the cricket world. Who else shook the cricketing fraternity with their speech?
Ganguly invites Sangakkara for Dalmiya memorial lecture
Ganguly invites Sangakkara for Dalmiya memorial lecture
Huge honour for former Sri Lankan keeper ahead of Sri Lanka's tour.
5 best number three batsmen of all time
5 best number three batsmen of all time
Despite their impressive numbers, the likes of Virat Kohli and Joe Root miss out against some of the legends of the game.
5 veteran cricketers who have set the County stage on fire
5 veteran cricketers who have set the County stage on fire
These experienced batsmen had a great season in County cricket
5 players who could be playing their last CPL
5 players who could be playing their last CPL
The 2017 Caribbean Premier League could see several players drawing to the end of their careers.
Kumar Sangakkara feels humbled by Smriti Mandhana's comments
Kumar Sangakkara feels humbled by Smriti Mandhana's comments
The Sri Lankan legend has always been an inspiration to the Indian left-hander.
Looking back at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC 
Looking back at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC 
Remembering the unforgettable record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC that will be forever etched in our memory
Reliving Sri Lanka's last 5 Test encounters at the SSC
Reliving Sri Lanka's last 5 Test encounters at the SSC
Tracing the last 5 Test matches that Sri Lanka have played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.
Sri Lanka not to play T20 series in Pakistan
Sri Lanka not to play T20 series in Pakistan
Blasts in Lahore has jeopardised PCB's plans to bring cricket back to the country.
Player Comparisons: MS Dhoni vs Kumar Sangakkara
Player Comparisons: MS Dhoni vs Kumar Sangakkara
An in-depth comparison on two of the most different yet similar players.
Sri Lankan minister willing to probe 2011 World Cup final
Sri Lankan minister willing to probe 2011 World Cup final
A lot of claims are pouring in which state that the Sri Lankan cricketers had underperformed.
IMG retains event rights of the Indian Premier League
IMG retains event rights of the Indian Premier League
UK based event management company IMG will continue to hold the event rights of the IPL for next five years
Will reveal the truth about India-Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup final, says Arjuna Ranatunga
Will reveal the truth about India-Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup final, says Arjuna Ranatunga
The former Sri Lankan captain responds to Sangakkara's comments on Sri Lanka's 2009 tour to Pakistan.
Quo Vadis, Sri Lanka?
Quo Vadis, Sri Lanka?
Sri Lankan cricket is a blind man, stumbling from tour to tour, bumping into losses and collapsing at every turn. What now?
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