Kumar Sangakkara

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Nationality
sri Sri Lanka
Full Name
Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Born
October 27, 1977, Matale
Age
43y 354d
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,Karachi Kings,Kings XI Punjab,Marylebone Cricket Club,Multan Sultans,Nondescripts Cricket Club,Quetta Gladiators,Sunrisers Hyderabad,Surrey
Playing Role
Wicketkeeper batter
Batting Style
Left hand bat
Bowling Style
Right arm offbreak
Current Team
SL

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (Sinhala: කුමාර් චොක්ශනාද සංගක්කාර; born 27 October 1977) is a Sri Lankan cricket commentator, cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport. Sangakkara scored 28,016 runs in international cricket across all formats in a career that spanned 15 years. At retirement, he was the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket.

Kumar Sangakkara is a left-handed top-order batsman and was wicket-keeper for many years in his career. Sangakkara holds many test records, having been the fastest to various run milestones in test cricket. Sangakkara’s partnership with Mahela Jayawardene holds the current batting partnership record in Test cricket and the most wicket keeping dismissals in ODI cricket

Sangakkara won the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2012 and featured in many awards and Word Test & ODI XIs during his career. He was selected as Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2012 and 2015 editions of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, becoming the second player to have won this award twice. Sangakkara was rated as the Greatest ODI player of all time in a public poll conducted by Cricket Australia in 2016. Sangakkara won the Man of the Match in the finals of 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He won the Man of the Match award in the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, where he helped the team win their first title.

In 2019, he was appointed to the role of President of the MCC, the first non-British person to the position since the club was founded in 1787. He was the youngest person and the first active international player to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, which was widely praised by the cricketing community for its outspoken nature.

Career Batting and Fielding Stats

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Test134233171240031957.402288254.19385214915118220
ODI404380411423416941.981804878.86259313858840299
T20I5653913827831.401156119.55-8139202520
FC260430312091131952.40--6486--37133
List A529501541945616943.52--39120--518124
T202672602369379429.275487126.42-4374013916760

Career Bowling Stats

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test13448449----3.50---0
ODI404------------
T20I56------------
FC260-24615011/13-150.003.65246.00--0
List A529-----------0
T20267------------

Recent Matches Bat and Ball Stats

Batting & BowlingAgainst
52, 1c/0sM.C.C. vs Sultans at Lahore on 19-Feb-2020 (T20)
10, 1c/0sM.C.C. vs Northern at Lahore on 17-Feb-2020 (T20)
3, --M.C.C. vs Shaheens at Lahore on 16-Feb-2020 (ListA)
25, 1c/0sM.C.C. vs Qalandars at Lahore on 14-Feb-2020 (T20)
1, 0c/0sSultans vs United at Sharjah on 13-Mar-2018 (T20)

Achievements and Awards

#Achievement
1Achievement: ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011
2Achievement: Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012
3Achievement: Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2012, 2015
4Achievement: LG People’s Choice Award 2011, 2012
5Achievement: ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012
6Achievement: ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012
7Achievement: ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013
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