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Kumar Sangakkara

Key facts

Full Name: Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Born: October 26 1977 , Matale
Country: Sri Lanka
County: Surrey
Other teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warwickshire
Test debut: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Galle, July 20-23 2000
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Galle, July 5 2000
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, Jun 15 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat

Biography

A wicketkeeper-batsman, and a brilliant stroke-maker in his own right, Kumar Sangakkara has been the cornerstone of Sri Lankan cricket in the 21 st century. The stylish left-hander boasts an appetite for runs as yet unsatisfied; he was deemed a natural successor to the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya. Sangakkara made his international debut in July 2000 and, after a slow start, he blossomed into one of the indispensable parts of the Sri Lanka side. At ease with both accumulation and aggression, Sangakkara in January 2015 became the fastest man to 12,000 Test runs. Sangakkara has also a...

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