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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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Chris Gayle has hilarious reply to playing PSL final in Pakistan
Chris Gayle has hilarious reply to playing PSL final in Pakistan
Belligerent opener also attributes his poor PSL form to the unusual UAE weather.
Samit Patel picks Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara in his all-time XI
Samit Patel picks Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara in his all-time XI
England all rounder includes three active international players in his dream team.
Eoin Morgan picks his all-time XI; MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble included
Eoin Morgan picks his all-time XI; MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble included
Morgan has named former England captain Alastair Cook as the captain of his all-time XI
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
On this day, 10 years ago, Zaheer Khan ripped through the Sri Lankan batting order to set up a comprehensive Indian win.
Yusuf Pathan becomes the first male Indian cricketer to sign for an overseas T20 league
Yusuf Pathan becomes the first male Indian cricketer to sign for an overseas T20 league
BCCI's change of policy sees Pathan confirming his participation in the 2017 Hong Kong T20 Blitz.
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
Sri Lanka have dished out some uninspiring performances in ODIs of late and here is analysing what is going wrong in their One Day squad.
PSL 2017 Schedule, Squads of all teams and prize money
PSL 2017 Schedule, Squads of all teams and prize money
All that you need to know about the 2017 PSL.
Kumar Sangakkara reveals the best bowler he faced in International cricket
Kumar Sangakkara reveals the best bowler he faced in International cricket
Sangakkara was dismissed by Wasim Akram thrice in the nine matches (all ODIs) they played against each other
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
With his Adelaide ton, Warner has etched his name among the greats of the game.
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
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