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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.

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


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Super Sanga's outrageous lap shot for six

Needing 10 from the final four balls, Kumar Sangakkara showed nerves of steel to hit a scarcely believable six, while Liam Plunkett's caugh-and-bowled was simply superb


County wrap: Records fall on electrifying day

Kleinveldt and Sangakkara headline extraordinary performances from County Championship


Sangakkara reveals graphic hand injury

Elegant left-hander posts photos of his not-so-elegant right hand


Sri Lanka legends question Ford exit

Sangakkara suggests there may not be any 'coaches left to employ' for his former side after highly-rated mentor's departure