‘Sanga’s big score just around the corner’

Australia

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.

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