Kumar Sangakkara      

Full name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born October 27, 1977, Matale

Current age 37 years 310 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, 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 235 387 28 18134 319 50.51 53 77 352 33
List A 510 482 51 18404 169 42.70 35 115 509 124
Twenty20 164 158 17 4214 94 29.88 3355 125.60 0 24 457 76 99 41
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 235 246 150 1 1/13 150.00 3.65 246.0 0 0
List A 510 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 164 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 20-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 Surrey v Kent The Oval 27 Aug 2015 LA
32, 18 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
5, 40 Sri Lanka v India Galle 12 Aug 2015 Test # 2176
76 Surrey v Worcs The Oval 4 Aug 2015 LA
109 Surrey v Derbyshire Guildford 2 Aug 2015 LA
3 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 31 Jul 2015 LA
23 Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 29 Jul 2015 LA
37 Surrey v Northants The Oval 27 Jul 2015 LA
32 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 23 Jul 2015 T20
31 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 17 Jul 2015 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 Photos

Aug 24, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by Ravi Shastri, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo, 5th day, August 24, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by Ravi Shastri

© Associated Press

Aug 24, 2015

Virat Kohli presents Kumar Sangakkara a jersey signed by Indian players, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo, 5th day, August 24, 2015

Virat Kohli presents Kumar Sangakkara a jersey signed by Indian players

© Associated Press

Aug 24, 2015

Everybody loves Sanga: Kumar Sangakkara poses with the grounds taff of P Sara Oval, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo, 5th day, August 24, 2015

Everybody loves Sanga: Kumar Sangakkara poses with the ground staff of P Sara Oval

© AFP

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
NZ Winter TS v Sri Lanka A at Lincoln
Oct 1, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
NZ Winter TS v Sri Lanka A at Lincoln
Oct 2, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
1st unofficial ODI: NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Christchurch
Oct 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
2nd unofficial ODI: NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Christchurch
Oct 7, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
3rd unofficial ODI: NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Lincoln
Oct 10, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
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