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.

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Kumar Sangakkara takes charge as MCC President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

In time of emergency, Sri Lankan cricketers make their voices heard

A slew of former Sri Lankan captains have come together on social media to condemn the ethnic violence between Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims that has sent the country into a state of emergency for the first time since the Civil War.

PSL 2018: Kumar Sangakkara willing to travel to Pakistan for eliminators, Final

Former Sri Lanka captain and current Multan Sultans' cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has agreed to take the flight to Pakistan for the PSL eliminator matches and the final.

There should be a minimum pay bracket for Test cricketers, suggests Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has called for an introduction of a minimum match fee in Test cricket. He made the suggestion following plenty of youngsters opting for T20 cricket instead of Tests.

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

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

At scenic Galle, Kumar Sangakkara gets perfect farewell

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


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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara Bids Goodbye To International Cricket

Kumar Sangakkara played the last of his 134 Tests on Monday against India in Colombo.