Kumar Sangakkara

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    Nationality
    sri Sri Lanka
    Full Name
    Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
    Born
    October 27, 1977, Matale
    Age
    43 years 119 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
    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
    Tests134233171240031957.402288254.19385214915118220
    ODIs404380411423416941.981804878.86259313858840299
    T20Is5653913827831.401156119.55-8139202520
    First-class260430312091131952.40--6486--37133
    List A529501541945616943.52--39120--518124
    T20s2672602369379429.275487126.42-4374013916760

    Career Bowling Stats

    FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
    Tests13448449----3.50---0
    ODIs404------------
    T20Is56------------
    First-class260-24615011/13-150.003.65246.0--0
    List A529------------
    T20s267------------

    Recent Matches Bat and Ball Stats

    Batting & BowlingAgainst
    52, 1c/0sM.C.C. v Sultans at Lahore on 19 Feb 2020 (T20)
    1c/0s, 10M.C.C. v Northern at Lahore on 17 Feb 2020 (T20)
    3M.C.C. v Shaheens at Lahore on 16 Feb 2020 (LA)
    1c/0s, 25M.C.C. v Qalandars at Lahore on 14 Feb 2020 (T20)
    0c/0s, 1Sultans v 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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