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- Kumar Sangakkara (born 27 October 1977) is a former Sri Lankan international cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lankan national team. He is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential cricketers and one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. Sangakkara has forged many formidable partnerships with long time teammate and friend, Mahela Jayawardene and holds numerous batting records in the modern era oss all formats of the game. He scored 28,016 runs in international cricket across all formats in a career that spanned 15 years.
A left-handed top-order batsman, he is also a record-breaking wacricket-keeper, although he no longer kept wicket at the end of his Test career. Currently, he is the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and the sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket.
Sangakkara is described as one of the "most polished and prudent of batsmen" in cricket. He dominated the number one spot in the ICC Test batting rankings between 2005 and 2015.
Sangakkara was a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He won the Man of the Match award in the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, where he helped the team win their first title.2 4 Comments 0 Shares