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Kumar Sangakkara

Batter

Did you know?

He played badminton, tennis, swimming, table tennis and cricket while at school.

RUNS
12400
AVERAGE
57.41

Kumar Sangakkara

Batter

Did you know?

He played badminton, tennis, swimming, table tennis and cricket while at school.

RUNS
14234
AVERAGE
41.99

Kumar Sangakkara

Batter

Did you know?

He played badminton, tennis, swimming, table tennis and cricket while at school.

RUNS
1382
AVERAGE
31.41

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
38
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Matale

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

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Bio

Kumar Sangakkara is arguably the greatest Sri Lankan player of all time. The wicketkeeper-batsman is padding up for his fourth ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 and will certainly hope to help take Sri Lanka that extra step after the team finished runners-up at the last two tournaments.

Big things were expected from Sangakkara from an early age and he made his one-day international debut against Pakistan in July 2000, breaking into the side at age 22 while studying law.

He scored 85 in his second ODI appearance and set about consolidating his place in the squad.

The highlight of his 2003 World Cup was an unbeaten 39 in the semi-final against Australia, while his 2007 tournament saw him reap four half-centuries, including 76 against Bermuda and 54 in the final against Australia.

A prolific player in both ODI and Test cricket, Sangakkara has scored more than 13,000 runs in the 50-over game, combining his elegant technique with some powerful hitting.

The 2011 World Cup was a highlight for the batsman, who scored 465 runs in nine matches as Sri Lanka captain including 111 against New Zealand. He was later named 2011 ICC ODI Cricket of the Year.

Sangakkara heads into the 2015 World Cup in good form, after being nominated for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2014.

MATCHES
134
DEBUT
2000
CAP NO
84
BEST BATTING
319
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
3.5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
12400
INNINGS
233
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
57.41
100s
38
50s
52
MATCHES
404
DEBUT
2000
CAP NO
105
BEST BATTING
169
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
14234
INNINGS
380
NOT OUTS
41
AVERAGE
41.99
100s
25
50s
93
MATCHES
56
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
78
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1382
INNINGS
53
NOT OUTS
9
AVERAGE
31.41
100s
0
50s
8

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