Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara
Full Name: Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Birth date: October 27, 1977
Age: 44
Birth Country: Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Left Hand
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium
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Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara was born to Swarnakumara Sangakkara and Kumari Surangana on 27th October 1977 in Matale. Youngest in the family, Sangakkara was brought up in Kandy. A towering figure in the Sri Lankan international cricket team, Sangakkara has taken up many roles in his career. This left-handed batsman was the pillar of the Sri Lankan top order and alongside kept the wickets for his team. He had also taken up responsibilities of his side and was the captain of the squad. He made his way into the squad at the age of 22.

Career Highlights:

  • List A debut in 1997-1998
  • First Class debut 1997-1998
  • ODI debut against Pakistan on 5th July 2000 at Galle and scored 35 odd runs
  • Test debut against South Africa on 20th July 2000 at Galle, and scored 23.
  • His first T20 was against England at Southampton on 15th July 2006 where Sri Lanka won by 2 runs.
  • First test century in August 2001, against India
  • First double century against Pakistan at the 2002 Asian Test Championship
  • Against Pakistan he got his first ODI century in April 2003
  • He was the captain of the Sri Lankan team from February 2009 till 2011 World Cup


  • First Man of the Match award in 2000’s Singer Triangular Series against South Africa
  • Highest partnership world record in test cricket between him and Mahela Jayawardene -624 runs
  • Won Cricinfo award in 2008 for outstanding batting
  • Man of the Series of Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan Test Series in 2011-2012
  • In ICC Awards 2011, Sangakkara won the Keeper-Captain of ICC World XI Test squad, ODI Cricketer of the year and People’s Choice Awards.
  • In the year 2012, Sangakkara was name as one of the Wisden’s five Cricketer.
Records by Kumar Sangakkara
  1. In Top 15 For Most Centuries in ODI
  2. He has hit four consecutive centuries (hundreds) in ODI during ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
    First (105 runs not out) against Bangladesh
    Second (117 runs not out) against England
    Third (104 runs) against Australia
    Fourth (124 runs) against Scotland
Sangakkara has played for major teams such as Sri Lanka, ICC World XI, Warwickshire, Kings XI Punjab etc. He is married with two kids and involves in various charity works.

Recent matches

RunsWktsOppMatch DateScore
57 - Guyana Amazon Warriors06 Sep,2017 DT20
38 - Guyana Amazon Warriors01 Sep,2017 DT20
69 - Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots30 Aug,2017 DT20
53 - Trinbago Knight Riders26 Aug,2017 DT20
74 - St Lucia Kings25 Aug,2017 DT20
11 - Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots21 Aug,2017 DT20
5 - Guyana Amazon Warriors17 Aug,2017 DT20
13 - St Lucia Kings15 Aug,2017 DT20
47 - Trinbago Knight Riders09 Aug,2017 DT20
12 - Barbados Royals06 Aug,2017 DT20

Statistictics by year

Batting Statistics

TEST 1161111831958.212546
ODI 3471323516943.972588
IT20 5513387830.4108

Bowling Statistics

TEST 117107271930.11
ODI 3461465165.00
IT20 55000-


Last Series Played

CPL 2017 - Caribbean Premier League T20
Big Bash League 2016-2017 - BBL 6 - KFC BBL T20
CPL 2016 - Caribbean Premier League T20
PSL 2016 - Pakistan Super League PSL T20
Masters Champions League 2016
Team Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne Oshada Fernando
Suranga Lakmal Praveen Jayawickrama
Lahiru Kumara Angelo Mathews
Chamika Gunasekara Asitha Fernando
Pathum Nissanka Vishwa Fernando

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