Follow Us:
Friday, April 10, 2020

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakarra made his debut for Sri Lanka in 2000 while he was still a law student. He since became a mainstay behind the stumps and proved his credentials as a batsmen for all three formats. The cut and the pull came naturally to him and with growing confidence, he became a more assured front-foot player as well. Sangakkara has refined the belligerence, combining a suave exterior with cutting asides and sharp sledges from behind the stumps. He alongwith Mahela Jayawardene carried the Sri Lankan innings on numerous occasions, most famously putting up 624 runs for the third wicket, pulverizing a South African bowling attack that had the likes of Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini. Sangakkara scored 287 runs while Jayawardene scored 374. Sangakarra became captain after Jayawerdene relinquished the role.


Kumar Sangakkara in self-quarantine after returning from UK

March 23, 2020 3:36 pm

Both Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have been active on social media, urging Sri Lankans to avoid panic and to exercise proper social distancing, as the country went into curfew on Friday.

At 42, Kumar Sangakkara slams 43rd fifty in T20 cricket

February 20, 2020 6:01 pm

Kumar Sangakkara hit 52 from 35 deliveries with 3 fours and 3 sixes.

Ravi Bopara in MCC squad for matches in Pakistan, president Kumar Sangakkara to lead

January 30, 2020 1:44 pm

The MCC squad includes experienced England all-rounder Ravi Bopara, who switched from Essex to Sussex this winter and has most recently been playing in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Kumar Sangakkara takes charge as MCC President

October 01, 2019 4:48 pm

The former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman is the first non-British President of MCC and will hold the post for one year. His nomination was announced by the outgoing President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC Annual General Meeting at Lord's in May.

Kumar Sangakkara optimistic Sri Lanka will stage England series despite attacks

May 23, 2019 10:25 pm

Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka will stage England's scheduled tour of the island next year despite safety concerns caused by the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

Kumar Sangakkara to become first non-British president of MCC

May 02, 2019 9:19 am

Kumar Sangakkara's tenure will include a busy year at Lord's, with two England Test matches vs West Indies and Pakistan and the launch of The Hundred - ECB's new 100-ball cricket format.

MS Dhoni's experience will help Virat Kohli at the World Cup, says Kumar Sangakkara

February 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Sri Lanka's former wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara feels Virat Kohli will benefit significantly from MS Dhoni’s advice and presence in tough situations at the World Cup.

Virat Kohli is head and shoulders above anyone else today, says Kumar Sangakkara

February 12, 2019 12:04 pm

Considered part of the elite group also featuring Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root, Virat Kohli has surged ahead after a stupendous 2018 and is currently the top ranked Test as well as ODI batsman.

Unfair to say India are dependent on Virat Kohli, says Kumar Sangakkara

August 15, 2018 6:48 pm

England won the first two of the five Tests in Birmingham and Lord's, with a worrying point about India's batting being that Virat Kohli was the only batsman to score any runs.

Kumar Sangakkara says has no ambitions to be next Imran Khan

August 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara said that he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections.


Kumar Sangakkara's emotional moments with wife Yehali and family at felicitation ceremony after second Test

August 24, 2015 7:56 pm

Kumar Sangakkara signs off from international cricket after the second Test against India in Colombo.

At scenic Galle, Kumar Sangakkara gets perfect farewell

August 15, 2015 9:03 pm

Kumar Sangakkara played his final Test at Galle against India on Saturday.