Kumar Sangakkara      

Full name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born October 27, 1977, Matale

Current age 38 years 186 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, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Quetta Gladiators, 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 240 396 28 18738 319 50.91 56 79 358 33
List A 512 484 51 18630 169 43.02 36 116 509 124
Twenty20 186 180 18 4797 94 29.61 3830 125.24 0 27 517 85 107 47
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 240 246 150 1 1/13 150.00 3.65 246.0 0 0
List A 512 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 186 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Apr 24-27, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Gloucestershire v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 19, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators at Dubai (DSC), Feb 23, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
171, 71 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 24 Apr 2016 FC
32, 83 Surrey v Notts Nottingham 10 Apr 2016 FC
55 Quetta Glad v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 23 Feb 2016 T20
37 Quetta Glad v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 19 Feb 2016 T20
37 Quetta Glad v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 16 Feb 2016 T20
0 Quetta Glad v Zalmi Sharjah 14 Feb 2016 T20
30, 0c/0s Arabians v Leo Lions Dubai (DSC) 13 Feb 2016 Other T20
62, 0c/1s Arabians v Sagittarius Dubai (DSC) 11 Feb 2016 Other T20
51, 0c/0s Arabians v Virgo SKings Sharjah 6 Feb 2016 Other T20
51, 2c/2s Arabians v Sagittarius Sharjah 5 Feb 2016 Other 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

Apr 27, 2016

Jason Roy kept Kumar Sangakkara company until lunch, Surrey v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 4th day, April 27, 2015

Jason Roy kept Kumar Sangakkara company until lunch

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Apr 27, 2016

Kumar Sangakkara drives on his way to another half-century, Surrey v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 4th day, April 27, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara drives on his way to another half-century

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Mar 8, 2016

Aravinda de Silva and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's new selectors, arrive at a press conference, Colombo, March 8, 2016

Aravinda de Silva and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's new selectors, arrive at a press conference

© 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

Tour Results
PCB XI v England XI at ICCA Dubai - Jan 11-13, 2012
England XI won by 100 runs
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