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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.

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T10 League 2017: Complete squads and player list
T10 League 2017: Complete squads and player list
The first edition of the T10 Cricket League will see six teams participating in the UAE.
Top 5 run-scorers in ODIs between 2011 and 2015 World Cups
Top 5 run-scorers in ODIs between 2011 and 2015 World Cups
The World Cup win can send a nation's cricket graph on an upward swing, that can last for generations to come.
Who said what: Cricketers wish David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on their birthday
Who said what: Cricketers wish David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on their birthday
Warner turned 31 while Sangakkara turned 40.
Mitchell Marsh chooses County stint with Surrey over 2018 IPL
Mitchell Marsh chooses County stint with Surrey over 2018 IPL
The Australian all-rounder has effectively ruled himself out of contention for an IPL deal.
Kumar Sangakkara backs Dinesh Chandimal to score 10,000 Test runs
Kumar Sangakkara backs Dinesh Chandimal to score 10,000 Test runs
The legendary batsman has also praised Chandimal's captaincy in the Pakistan series.
Pakistan Super League 2018: New entrants Multan Sultans sign Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard and Kumar Sangakkara
Pakistan Super League 2018: New entrants Multan Sultans sign Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard and Kumar Sangakkara
Here are the current squads of all six franchises before the player draft.
5 best wicketkeeper captains of all time 
5 best wicketkeeper captains of all time 
Wicketkeepers have the best position to view the game from the field - and that is why some of them make good captains
Gayle, Sangakkara released by their PSL franchisees
Gayle, Sangakkara released by their PSL franchisees
The West Indian legend has been released by Karachi Kings.
Kumar Sangakkara: The crown jewel of Ceylon
Kumar Sangakkara: The crown jewel of Ceylon
Sangakkara embraces challenges with the adroitness and ambassador methods that he brought to the table as a legendary cricketer.
6 retired cricketers who could walk back into their respective national sides
6 retired cricketers who could walk back into their respective national sides
These cricketers left a void in their respective teams after their retirement.
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
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