‘Sanga’s big score just around the corner’


Former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has played four innings for the Hobart Hurricanes in this Big Bash League but has yet to find a meaningful score, but skipper Tim Paine is sure it's just a matter of time.

The superstar signing has a top score of 43 in those for knocks, his first being a duck, but Paine feels that Sangakkara's class will shine through, and that opposition bowlers will be 'scared'

Paine said on the CA website: "He's played two really good innings out of four.

"He was a bit unlucky, he was caught behind down the leg-side the other night.

"If he fires, teams are going to be scared of what he can do."

Paine added that Ben Dunk and Sangakkara would form a formidable pairing if and when they clicked: "He (Dunk) hasn't had the best tournament yet but as a team we're going OK.

"If Dunky fires, we've seen glimpses from Kumar, so probably two of our better batters, when they click, we're going to have a really formidable batting line up."

Sangakkara has a T20 average of around 30, both domestically and internationally, and scored eight T20 fifties before retiring last year.