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England best all-round side in 'any conditions' - Kumar Sangakkara

Oct 2, 2018: He says that Sri Lanka's chances in Tests depend on Herath and the ability of the batsmen to post a good first-innings total

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Kumar Sangakkara urges Angelo Mathews and Chandika Hathurusingha to sort out their differences

Sep 28, 2018: The Sri Lanka great has called Mathews a 'player of great value', and wants him to bat up the order and bowl more often when he returns to the ODI side

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara, SLC laud Pallekele spectators' clean-up act post match

Aug 9, 2018: This is the same venue where play had to be stopped last year when spectators threw empty bottles onto the ground as India closed in on victory

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SL selectors lobby government to sign Sangakkara, Jayawardene as consultants

Jun 14, 2018: They also want to get Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama on board

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England news

Sangakkara replaces Warne for Sky Sports commentary

Apr 13, 2018: Ricky Ponting, Harbhajan Singh and Wasim Akram to be a part of coverage throughout the summer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, PSL 2018

Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut

Feb 22, 2018: Captain Shoaib Malik plays the finishers' role to perfection as defending champions Peshawar left to rue lack of runs in tournament opener

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Sri Lanka news

Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players' report

Jan 12, 2018: The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had suggested plans for domestic cricket in the first report

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh Premier League 2017

Dhaka Dynamites' problem of plenty

Oct 30, 2017: The defending champions have so many match-winners - Shahid Afridi, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kumar Sangakkara, Shane Watson - that their biggest problem might be figuring out their strongest XI

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene, Sangakkara to assist in Sri Lanka's revamp

Oct 5, 2017: Alongside Aravinda de Silva, Anura Tennakoon, they are expected to work on a range of topics including a restructuring of the domestic cricket scene

Madushka Balasuriya

Surrey v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, 4th day

Somerset's late defeat leaves do-or-die finale

Sep 22, 2017: Somerset and Middlesex are not the only counties in danger of relegation but their meeting at Taunton next week has the makings of a sudden death affair

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Surrey v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Somerset scrap after Sangakkara leaves the stage

Sep 21, 2017: Somerset will need to find rare batting resilience to avoid defeat on the final day at the Kia Oval

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Surrey v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, 2nd day

'King' Kumar raises eighth hundred of purple season

Sep 20, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara's eighth Championship hundred of the season continued his run of imperious form and put Somerset on the back foot in the fight to avoid relegation

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Surrey v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, 1st day

Ashes hopeful Stoneman leads Surrey's golden trio

Sep 12, 2017: Yorkshire were powerless to stem Surrey's batting assault as Division One's three heaviest run-makers again took their toll

ECB Reporters Network

Caribbean Premier League 2017

Heavin' Lewis, sensational Sanga, and four Knight Riders

Sep 10, 2017: ESPNcricinfo picks its best XI from the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Premier League

Sreshth Shah

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2017, Kingston

Thomas, Sangakkara secure Tallawahs' playoffs berth

Aug 31, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara scored his third straight fifty, while Oshane Thomas took 3 for 31 to help the Jamaica Tallawahs beat the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 41 runs

The Report by Peter Della Penna

Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Lucia Stars, CPL 2017, Kingston

Sangakkara's 74* outclasses winless Stars

Aug 26, 2017: Jamaica Tallawahs' six-wicket win pushed them one victory away from their fifth consecutive playoffs berth

The Report by Peter Della Penna

Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Surrey's third final could be the toughest of all

Jun 30, 2017: Surrey enter their third successive Royal London Cup final knowing that they have lost the last two and this time, in Nottinghamshire, face the most formidable opponents yet

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div One, Headingley, Day 2

Sangakkara first to 1,000 first-class runs as Surrey tighten grip

Jun 27, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara became the first county batsman to pass 1,000 first-class runs as his prolific season continued at Headingley

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st T20, Ageas Bowl

Sangakkara backs Roy to bounce back from Champions Trophy disappointment

Jun 20, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara, the former Sri Lanka captain, believes that Jason Roy is ready to bounce back from his disappointing showing in the ICC Champions Trophy

Andrew Miller

Yorkshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup play-off, Headingley

Sangakkara's mastery proves too much for Yorkshire

Jun 13, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara's eighth century of the county season, compiled with draining inevitability, was enough to bring Surrey a 24-run win in the Royal London Cup play-off against Yorkshire at Headingley

David Hopps
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