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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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Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket after this season
Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket after this season
The 39-yeat-old will hangs his boots after completing this season with Surrey.
Daniel Vettori picks Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in his All Time XI
Daniel Vettori picks Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in his All Time XI
Former New Zealand skipper names Kohli as captain of his dream team.
Stats: Most runs in List A cricket
Stats: Most runs in List A cricket
The 39-year-old is the fourth highest run-getter in List A history and is the only active cricketer in the Top 10 list.
Adam Voges names his All Time XI; 5 Australians make the cut while Tendulkar lone Indian representative
Adam Voges names his All Time XI; 5 Australians make the cut while Tendulkar lone Indian representative
Ricky Ponting was named as the side's skipper while Kallis was chosen as the all-rounder in the star-studded XI.
Stats: Younis Khan becomes the 13th batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs
Stats: Younis Khan becomes the 13th batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs
Younis is the first Pakistani batsman to join the distinguished 10,000-run club.
IPL 2017: Top 5 IPL encounters between KXIP and MI
IPL 2017: Top 5 IPL encounters between KXIP and MI
KXIP and MI have been together in some really tough encounters that went down to the wire!
Virat Kohli-led Indian side gifts signed jersey to Shahid Afridi as retirement present
Virat Kohli-led Indian side gifts signed jersey to Shahid Afridi as retirement present
The gesture from the Indian side has won hearts on both sides of the border.
Stellar line-up as ICC announces Champions Trophy ambassadors
Stellar line-up as ICC announces Champions Trophy ambassadors
The eight Ambassadors between them have played 1,774 One-Day Internationals, scoring 51,906 runs with 48 centuries, and taking 838 wickets.
SK Flashback: When India finally reclaimed the World Cup
SK Flashback: When India finally reclaimed the World Cup
Remembering India's historic win at the Wankhede six years back to win the 2011 cricket World Cup.
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Top 5 captains with the worst IPL record
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Stats: Most Test hundreds by a cricketer for each country
Stats: Most Test hundreds by a cricketer for each country
Kane Williamson equalled Martin Crowe's record earlier today.
5 Sri Lankans who had forgettable debuts but went on to have remarkable Test careers
5 Sri Lankans who had forgettable debuts but went on to have remarkable Test careers
Despite dreadful debuts, the following Sri Lankan players went on to etch remarkable Test careers. It's not always about how you begin!
5 lowest totals defended in the IPL
5 lowest totals defended in the IPL
Defending totals is difficult in T20. But defending paltry totals is a monumental effort.
5 IPL teams with the most number of captains
5 IPL teams with the most number of captains
Some teams have managed to find successful captains while others are still on the lookout.
Stats: Most dismissals by wicketkeepers in T20s
Stats: Most dismissals by wicketkeepers in T20s
Kamran Akmal became the first wicketkeeper to get to 200 dismissals in T20s.
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