Kumar Sangakkara      

Full name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born October 27, 1977, Matale

Current age 40 years 239 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
    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.
    March 6-7, 2002
    First double
    Scores his first double century - four less than Pakistan's first-innings 234, in the Asian Test Championship final. The innings comes off 327 balls, and sets the championship up nicely for Sri Lanka.
    April 4, 2003
    Long time coming
    Scores his first ODI century, in his 86th match - in a losing effort against Pakistan.
    May 16-17, 2004
    All the runs in the world
    Misses out on a triple century by 30 runs after he and Marvan Atapattu have Zimbabwe bowlers submit completely in the Bulawayo Test. They add 438 for the second wicket.
    August 11-12, 2004
    Double the double
    Second double century in four months. This one sets up a Test win against South Africa in Colombo.
    July 2, 2005
    Best of the rest
    Makes it to the ICC World XI ODIs side for the Super Series, but misses out on the Tests, the form of the game ha has done exceedingly well at. Later in the month, comes up with a classy second-innings century against West Indies on a difficult Kandy track.
    July 27-29, 2006
    Monstrosity against South Africa
    In partnership with Mahela Jayawrdene, grinds South Africa down to their knees. Scores 287, his fourth double-century. Their 624-run partnership is the highest in the history of first-class cricket.
    November 3, 2006
    In elite company
    Makes it this time to the World Test Team of the year announced by the ICC.
    February 2, 2007
    Signs for Warwickshire.
    July, 2007
    Power of two
    Becomes the fifth man in Test history to have scored back-to-back double centuries, with 200 not out and 222 not out against Bangladesh in home Tests. His six double centuries are easily the highest for a wicket-keeper.
    November 19-20, 2007
    With Sri Lanka chasing 507 against Australia in Hobart, sets about to do the impossible. There is unadulterated brilliance to his 192, but Australia manage to keep them 96 short. Replaces Ricky Ponting at the top of ICC's rankings for Test batsmen.