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Kumar Sangakkara

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

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

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
40
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.

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 scored more than 14000 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 Cricketer of the Year.

Sangakkara finished with 38 Test centuries among 12400 runs in his 134-match career.

Players perplexed in bizarre end to PSL clash

Test legends Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara were left scratching their heads after a complicated no-ball call forced a Super Over in the Pakistan Super League


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Sanga breaks the shackles with sublime six

Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara found some form with his first six of BBL|06, a delightful blow over the point boundary in Hobart's run chase


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Sangakkara pockets a screamer in slips

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara defied his own age, and physics, in taking this sensational diving for Surrey overnight


Legends Month: The best of Sangakkara

As part of Legends Month on Cricket Network, look back on one of Kumar Sangakkara's greatest performances


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PSL no-ball drama leaves stars stumped

Sangakkara, McCullum left perplexed by final-ball ruling but rarely-applied playing condition confirms umpires' call was correct


County wrap: Records fall on electrifying day

Kleinveldt and Sangakkara headline extraordinary performances from County Championship