[/vc[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3"]_c[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section el_class=”player-single-wrap”][vc_row msp_template=”player-page”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]p style="text-align: center;">One of the most elegant left-hander to play for Sri-Lanka, the former captain Kumar Sangakkara. Pursuing his career in the field of Law, Sangakkara developed an interest in cricket when he started to play for his college cricket team. His game was nurturing day by day thanks to the guidance of coach Sunil Fernando, that is when he got selected for the Under-19 Sri Lankan team and the rest is history. He was prolific in all the formats of the game and is the highest run-getter for Sri Lankan cricket and 5th overall with 12,400 runs to his name from 134 test matches at an average of 57.40. He was an aspiring leader as well and under his leadership, Sri Lanka made it to the World Cup finals in the year 2011.
Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warwickshire, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Surrey.
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Australia and India
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He is the highest ever run getter in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 14234 runs to his name. He achieved this feat on 29 January 2015.
He has scored over 12,000 runs in test cricket at a towering average of 57.40.
He has scalped the ICC ODI Cricketer of the year award twice in his illustrious career once in 2011 and the other time in 2013.
He has also bagged ICC Test cricketer of the year in 2012 and the same year he also won ICC Cricketer of the year.