Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakkara
Full Name:Kumar Sangakkara
Date of birth:27 / 10 / 1977
Country:Sri Lanka
Role:Wicketkeeper/Batsman
Batting style:Left-hand
Bowling style:Unknown

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Career summary

- Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle - July 2000.

- ODI debut v Pakistan at Galle - July 2000.

- He made his Test debut at the age of 22 and soon developed into one of the world's leading wicket-keeper batsmen, often displacing Adam Gilchrist as the highest rated keeper in the World Ratings for batsmen.

- He was selected as the World XI's wicket-keeper in 2005 Super Series in Australia and despite his team losing all three one-day games he averaged 46 with the bat.

- Anchored Sri Lanka's successful 2008 Asia Cup run with three consecutive centuries.

- He has scored over 6,000 Test runs and is one of very few Test wicket-keepers to have scored a double century.

- Was injured in the 2009 Lahore terror attacks.

- Succeeded Mahela Jayawardene as Sri Lankan captain in 2009.

- Represents the Kings XI Punjub in the Indian Premier League.

June 2009

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:2000-2014
Matches:128
Innings:221
Not Outs:16
Runs:11988
Highest Score:319
Average:58.76
50s:51
100s:36
Ducks:10
Pairs:0
Caught Out:150
Stumped Out:3
Bowling
Innings Bowled:4
Overs:14.0
Maidens:0
Runs Conceded:49
Wickets:0
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:0.0
Economy Rate:3.5
Best bowling in Innings:0/4

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:2000-2014
Matches:347
Innings:324
Not Outs:35
Runs:11558
Highest Score:169
Average:40.13
50s:76
100s:16
Ducks:12
Pairs:0
Caught Out:201
Stumped Out:9
Bowling
Innings Bowled:0
Overs:0
Maidens:0
Runs Conceded:0
Wickets:0
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:0.0
Economy Rate:0
Best bowling in Innings:0