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Kumar Sangakkara      

Full name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born October 27, 1977, Matale

Current age 43 years 129 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, Warwickshire

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 22882 54.19 38 52 1491 51 182 20
ODIs 404 380 41 14234 169 41.98 18048 78.86 25 93 1385 88 402 99
T20Is 56 53 9 1382 78 31.40 1156 119.55 0 8 139 20 25 20
First-class 260 430 31 20911 319 52.40 64 86 371 33
List A 529 501 54 19456 169 43.52 39 120 518 124
T20s 267 260 23 6937 94 29.27 5487 126.42 0 43 740 139 167 60
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 134 4 84 49 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 404 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 260 246 150 1 1/13 150.00 3.65 246.0 0 0
List A 529 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 267 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 20-23, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 20-24, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jul 5, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester, Sep 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Pakistan Shaheens v Marylebone Cricket Club at Lahore, Feb 16, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Multan Sultans v Marylebone Cricket Club at Lahore, Feb 19, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52, 1c/0s M.C.C. v Sultans Lahore 19 Feb 2020 T20
1c/0s, 10 M.C.C. v Northern Lahore 17 Feb 2020 T20
3 M.C.C. v Shaheens Lahore 16 Feb 2020 LA
1c/0s, 25 M.C.C. v Qalandars Lahore 14 Feb 2020 T20
0c/0s, 1 Sultans v United Sharjah 13 Mar 2018 T20
0c/0s, 18 Sultans v Kings Dubai (DSC) 10 Mar 2018 T20
45, 2c/0s Sultans v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 9 Mar 2018 T20
0, 0c/0s Sultans v Gladiators Dubai (DSC) 7 Mar 2018 T20
28, 3c/0s Sultans v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 6 Mar 2018 T20
1c/1s, 51* Sultans v Gladiators Sharjah 3 Mar 2018 T20
Profile

As soon as he broke into the side at the age of 22, while a law student, it was apparent that Kumar Sangakkara was destined for more than just batting stardom. The left-handers that had preceded him, like Arjuna Ranatunga and Asanka Gurusinha, had been pugnacious battlers but Sangakkara was cut from more graceful cloth, easing into strokes with the elegance often associated withthose that play with the 'other' hand. The cut and the pull came naturally to him and with growing confidence, he became a more assured front-foot player as well.

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Timeline
    • May 20, 2000
      Mauling in Moratuwa
      • Scores a blistering unbeaten 156 for Sri Lanka A, against Zimbabwe A. Is later rewarded with a place in the national side in the upcoming triangular involving South Africa and Pakistan.
    • July 6, 2000
      Start as you mean to go
      • His first Man-of-the-Match award, in his second ODI. Scores 85 against South Africa, ends his debut series with 199 runs at 66.33. Is selected for the Tests against South Africa.
    • August 15-16, 2001
      First Test century
      • He has missed the mark twice, getting out in the nineties, but fights the nerves and the shortage of batsmen this time in Galle against India, and finishes the century in Muttiah Muralitharan's company.
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Best Performances
    • 230 v Pakistan, Lahore, 2001-02
      • It's the final of the Asian Test Championship, and Sangakkara has just about started to get into his own. After lacklustre Pakistan batting, Sangakkara bats for three hours longer than the Pakistan innings, and scores only four less than their total. After Marvan Atapattu's golden duck, Sangakkara's eight-hour 230, taking only 327 balls and including 33 fours and three sixes, features partnerships of 203 with Jayasuriya and 173 with Jayawardene. This is his first double century - first of many to come.
    • 232 and 64 v South Africa, Colombo, 2004
      • Sri Lanka have never won a series against South Africa, but are helped when Jacques Kallis drops Sangakkara on 57 in the second Test. He goes on to score a double century full of trademark flowing drives and also hooks and cuts on anything short. In all, he bats for 529 minutes, faces 357 balls and hits 31 fours and a six before edging to slip as South Africa belatedly fight back on day two. But Sangakkara seals the series win with 64 in the second innings to set a mammoth target of 493.
    • 157* v West Indies, Kandy, 2005
      • Back to his school ground, Sangakkara sees Sri Lanka get out for their lowest total against West Indies. After the bowlers stage a comeback to secure a two-run first-innings lead, Sri Lanka again lose two early wickets. That's when Sangakkara takes charge and single-handedly sets up a winning total. His 157 contains 24 boundaries and involves partnerships with lower order too. Muttiah Muralitharan later obliges by running through the West Indies batting.
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Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Feb 13, 2020

Kumar Sangakkara speaks in Lahore at the start of MCC's tour, February 13, 2020

Kumar Sangakkara speaks in Lahore at the start of MCC's tour

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Jul 5, 2019

Kumar Sangakkara with school children at a cricket match, Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Lord's, July 5, 2019

Spot the former cricketer (and maybe some future ones too)

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Mar 22, 2019

Kumar Sangakkara talks to the media, Mumbai, March 22, 2019

Kumar Sangakkara talks to the media

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Notes

ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012

Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2012, 2015

LG People's Choice Award 2011, 2012

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013

 General Information
Full Name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Born October 27, 1977, Matale
Current Age 43 years 129 days
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, Warwickshire
Playing Role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
 Kumar Sangakkara Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 134 404 56
Innings Played 233 380 53
Not Outs 17 41 9
Runs 12400 14234 1382
Highest 319 169 78
Average 57.40 41.98 31.40
Balls Faced 22882 18048 1156
St/R 54.19 78.86 119.55
100's 38 25 0
50's 52 93 8
4's 1491 1385 139
6's 51 88 20
Catches Taken 182 402 25
Stumpings Made 20 99 20
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 134 404 56
Innings Played 4 - -
Balls 84 - -
Runs 49 - -
Wickets 0 - -
Best Inning Bowling - - -
Best Match Bowling - - -
Average - - -
Economy Rate 3.50 - -
St/R - - -
4 Wickets 0 - -
5 Wickets 0 - -
10 Wickets 0 - -

Kumar Sangakkara PROFILE

Sangakkara was born to Kumari and Chokshanada Sangakkara at Matale in 1977. Sangakkara is a creation of the Trinity College, Kandy and was the ryde medalist of his year. Sangakkara began his career as a batsman but subsequently became a wicket-keeper. His batting has developed to such an extent that he once topped the ICC Test batting rankings. Sangakkara likes to hit the ball square of the wicket on the off-side and upon making a century, consistently continues on past 150.

On the 6 December 2007 he was named as the new Number 1 batsman in the ICC Test player rankings with a rating of 938, the maximum rating ever achieved by a Sri Lankan player, and became the first batsman ever to score in excess of 150 in four successive tests. He is the youngest of 4 siblings and has a brother and 2 sisters one of whom is a sportswoman herself a keen Tennis player. Find Kumar Sangakkara profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of Kumar Sangakkara, videos and images at Hamariweb.com. Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.

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Reviews & Comments [Kumar Sangakkara]

I AM PAKISTANI BUT I LOVE YOU

karachi,pakistan 30 Jul, 2011

Sangarkara is one of my favourate batsmen his style is cool very strong captain from sri lankan side i wish him all the best for his future assignments all the best my friend. Riaz Hussain , Karachi Pakistan

Karachi 02 May, 2011

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