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Kumar Sangakkara

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Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: October 27, 2021
Place of Birth: Matale, Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Left Handed
Bowling Style: Off break
Skill: Wicket Keeper
Teams Played: Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, ICC World XI, Kings XI Punjab, Sri Lanka


Batting Performance

MInnNoRunsHS100s50sAvgSR
Tests102171128972287 263756.4354.74
ODI301282319540138* 116538.0175.51
T20s3231487478 0632.37119.89
IPL50472136794 0930.38127.52

Bowling & Fielding Performance

MOversRunsMdnsWktsAvgBestEcon
Tests102134200420/43.23
ODI----------------
T20s----------------
IPL----------------

Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsJuly 20, 2021 v South Africa at Galle International Stadium, GalleOctober 26, 2021 v Pakistan at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai
ODIsJuly 5, 2021 v Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, GalleAugust 22, 2021 v Australia at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
T20sJune 15, 2021 v England at The Rose Bowl, SouthamptonAugust 8, 2021 v Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
IPLApril 19, 2022 v Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliMay 16, 2022 v Pune Warriors India at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai

Profile

Kumar Sangakkara is the most influential and talented cricketer in the current Sri Lankan cricket team. His arrival was relatively unexpected as his domestic performances were rather modest. The selectors’ judgment was warranted and within few months of his international debut, the southpaw was the most talked about player in the cricket arena. He is a gifted strokemaker with plenty of class and caliber in him. Behind the stumps, he is a slick wicketkeeper and a sharp-tongued sledger. A charismatic personality and a smart thinker, Sangakkara’s presence on the field has helped Sri Lanka win many encounters. In 2007, he became the first batsman ever to make single innings scores of a 150 plus in four consecutive test matches. His approach is naturally aggressive and his biggest weakness is a capacity to react excessively when the adrenaline really starts to propel.

Sangakkara, vice-captain at the time, was one of the several players who were severely injured in a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on their tour to Pakistan in March, 2009.

However, he made a speedy recovery and was named as the captain of the national side for the ICC World Twenty20 in England. Under his captaincy Sri Lanka made it to the final in style and was undefeated throughout the tournament, only to be beaten by the eventual champions, Pakistan.

In the recently concluded Tri-Nations tournament in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka clinched the series by defeating India by 4 wickets in a nail-biting final. Sangakkara was named as the Man of the Series for his outstanding performance, where he scored a total of 274 runs in 5 matches, including 4 half centuries.