Kumar Sangakkara is a wicketkeeper and a Left handed batsman with the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has also played for the Asia XI, Colombo District Cricket Association, Central Province, ICC World XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Warwickshire and the Kings XI Punjab cricket teams. Presently, he is playing for the Deccan Chargers team at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Kumar started playing first class cricket in 1997. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Pakistan at Galle in July 2000. After catching Yousuf Youhana behind the wicket off a ball by Zoysa, Sangakkara was run out at 35 runs off 55 balls which also included 4 boundaries helping Sri Lanka to win the match by 5 wickets. Later that month he played his first test match against South Africa at Galle. He hit 3 boundaries and scored 23 runs off 65 balls in the first innings and caught Gary Kirsten behind the wicket. In the second innings Sangakkara once again helped dismiss Kirsten by assisting Vass in a run out. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by an innings and 15 runs.

Role Wicket Keeper
Born 27 Oct 1977
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Team History
Jamaica Tallawahs 2013 - present
Dhaka Dynamites 2015 - present
Multan Sultans 2018
Surrey County Cricket Club Surrey County 2015 - 2017
Karachi Kings 2017
Quetta Gladiators 2016
647 sri lanka national cricket team Sri Lanka 2000 - 2015
Nondescripts Cricket Club Nondescripts 1997 - 2014
Kandurata cricket team Kandurata 2007 - 2014
Durham County Cricket Club Durham County 2014
Kandurata Maroons 2014
2890 sunrisers hyderabad Sunrisers 2013
1084 deccan chargers Deccan Chargers 2011 - 2012
1086 kings xi punjab Kings XI 2008 - 2010
Warwickshire County Cricket Club Warwickshire County 2007

In 2006, Sangakkara scored his career highest in test matches, an astounding 287 against South Africa a set a 3rd wicket partnership record of 624 runs with Mahela Jayawardene. He was a part of the 2003 and 2007 Sri Lankan World Cup teams. In 2008, Sangakkara joined the Kings XI Punjab with the Indian Premier League.

In a total of 325 One day International matches, Sangakkara has scored 10472 runs with a high score of 138* and a strike rate of 75.75. This also includes 13 centuries and 71 half centuries along with 315 catches and 80 stumpings.

In the 107 test matches that Sangakkara has played, he has scored 9361 runs with a high score of 287 runs and a strike rate of 54.31. He also has 28 centuries, 38 half centuries, 167 catches and 20 stumpings to his name in test cricket.

Career Highlights

He won 9 times Man of the Match in Test cricket, 12 times Man of the Match, ODI cricket and thrice winner of Man of the Series, ODI cricket.

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    Pramodya Jayasinghe

    Wish you a very Happy BirthDay dear Sanga!!!

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    kumar sangakkara a great cricketer ever sri lanka had in their history and a outstanding wicket-keeping batsman and a fine leader of sri lanka

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    in his comments, can we say Pathetic Sri Lankan's . No, I don't think we can blame all ntoian for the wrong doing of 1 or 2 persons. My personal experience, we have many many good sri lankan friends and I adore the sportive spirit of Muttiah, Jayawardane, Mendis, some of the great cricketers unlike Sangarkara. Everything is caught in the mic, Sangarkara is instead a Shame-garkara. Randiv is man enough to apologize to Sehwag in person, what happened to Sangarkara, probably feeling the shame as he is sure he is caught. Dear Sangarkara, we will sure meet in India. I know you for sure will come running here for money to play in IPL. (0)

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    Kumar i am a great fan of yours