Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

Wicket-keeper Batter

Batting Style Left Hand Bat
Bowling Style Right Arm Offbreak
Age 46 years
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08 May 2024

ICC T20 World Cup

Wicket-keepers with most dismissals in T20 World Cup history 

India are set to feature in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in the West Indies and USA.

24 Mar 2024

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva scripts history with twin Test centuries: Details

Dhananjaya de Silva has scripted history as he has become the first Sri Lankan captain to slam twin centuries in a Test match.

16 Mar 2024

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka boasts highest ODI average among SL batters: Stats

Sri Lanka's batting sensation Pathum Nissanka continued his golden run as on Friday (March 15), he smoked a match-winning century against Bangladesh in the second ODI in Chattogram.

04 Mar 2024

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis hammers his fifth T20I fifty versus Bangladesh: Stats

Veteran Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis smoked a brilliant half-century in the opening T20I against Bangladesh in Sylhet.

17 Feb 2024

Wanindu Hasaranga

1st T20I, Wanindu Hasaranga shines with 67 versus Afghanistan: Stats

Sri Lanka skipper Wanindu Hasaranga was at his dominant best in the first T20I against Afghanistan in Dambulla.

09 Feb 2024

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka becomes first Sri Lanka batter with ODI double-ton

Pathum Nissanka shattered records with a sensational double-century against Afghanistan in the first ODI in Pallekele.

04 Feb 2024

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews scripts several records in one-off Test versus Afghanistan

Angelo Mathews ended up with a valiant 141-run knock in the one-off Test versus Afghanistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.

03 Feb 2024

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews hammers his 16th Test century: Key stats

Angelo Mathews slammed a brilliant ton against Afghanistan on Day 2 in the only Test at the SSC ground.

15 Nov 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli displaces Ricky Ponting, becomes third-highest run-getter in ODIs

Virat Kohli has become the third-highest run-getter in ODI cricket.

15 Nov 2023

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma first batter to accomplish 50 World Cup sixes

Rohit Sharma has scripted history by becoming the first batter to accomplish 50 wickets in ICC Cricket World Cups.

10 Nov 2023

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock accomplishes this wicket-keeping feat for South Africa

The in-form Quinton de Kock has accomplished yet another milestone but this time in the fielding department.

05 Nov 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli gets to 1,500 runs in ODI World Cups

Star Indian batter Virat Kohli has accomplished yet another milestone as he has raced past 1,500 runs in ICC Cricket World Cups.

02 Nov 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli slams his 13th 50-plus score in World Cups

India's batting talisman Virat Kohli has played another fine knock in the ongoing 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

26 Oct 2023

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka equals Kumar Sangakkara's World Cup record for SL

Sri Lanka's in-form opener Pathum Nissanka scored a supreme 77* in match number 25 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Bengaluru.

26 Oct 2023

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka races past 1,000 ODI runs in 2023: Stats

Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka has become the second batter to accomplish 1,000 ODI runs in 2023.

23 Oct 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup

World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli: Key stats

Hosts India have won their fifth match on the trot in the ongoing 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup as they need a solitary win to all but secure a place in the semi-finals.

22 Oct 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli surpasses 1,500 ODI runs against New Zealand: Stats

India's batting talisman Virat Kohli has added another feather to his already illustrious hat as he has completed 1,500 ODI runs against New Zealand.

21 Oct 2023

Pathum Nissanka

ICC World Cup: Pathum Nissanka hammers his third successive half-century

Star Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka has slammed his third successive fifty in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup.

16 Oct 2023

Virat Kohli

How has Virat Kohli fared in ODIs after turning 30?

Hosts India have made a stunning start to their 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign with thumping victories in their first three games.

01 Oct 2023

Virat Kohli

5 feats Virat Kohli can accomplish in 2023 World Cup

The 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will get underway on October 5 with 10 teams taking part.

25 Sep 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup: Presenting batters with most centuries

Fans have their eyes on the calendar with the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup being just around the corner.

25 Sep 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup

Presenting the top-five highest run-getters in ICC World Cup history

The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will get underway on October 5 with India being the hosts.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Decoding Sri Lanka's stats and records

After being outplayed by India in the 2023 Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka will look to show their character in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, starting October 5.

01 Sep 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli: Decoding his ODI stats versus Pakistan

Eyes will be on Virat Kohli as India take on arch-nemesis Pakistan in their 2023 Asia Cup opener.

18 Aug 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli completes 15 years in international cricket: Key stats

Indian cricket's superstar Virat Kohli has completed 15 years of international cricket.

18 Aug 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup

Presenting the unbreakable records at ICC Cricket World Cups

The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in India in October-November.

13 Aug 2023

Shubman Gill

4th T20I: Gill-Jaiswal shatter these partnership records against WI

Team India earned a series-leveling nine-wicket triumph in the fourth and penultimate T20I against West Indies on Saturday.

12 Aug 2023

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim can get these feats in Asia Cup

Bangladesh will fight for their maiden Asia Cup title in the 2023 edition of the continental tournament, which will get underway on August 30.

10 Aug 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup

Rohit Sharma's centuries, Tendulkar's runs: Notable ICC World Cup records 

The year 2023 is dedicated to One Day Internationals, with the ICC Cricket World Cup months away.

10 Aug 2023

Virat Kohli

5 milestones Virat Kohli can accomplish in 2023 Asia Cup

The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup, which will be played in the ODI format, will get underway on August 30.

08 Aug 2023

Asia Cup

Presenting the notable match-winning knocks at Asia Cup

The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup will get underway on August 30. This year's continental tournament will be played in the ODI format.

05 Aug 2023

Asia Cup

Decoding Team Sri Lanka's stats in Asia Cup

Sri Lanka will fight for their seventh Asia Cup title in the 2023 edition of the continental tournament, which will get underway on August 30.

03 Aug 2023

Asia Cup

Asia Cup: Presenting the notable records (ODI edition)

The 2023 Asia Cup edition is set to commence on August 30.

27 Jul 2023

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews smokes his ninth Test fifty versus Pakistan: Stats

Veteran Sri Lankan batter Angelo Mathews slammed a fighting fifty against Pakistan in the recently-concluded second and final Test in Colombo.

08 Jul 2023

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes first Bangladesh player to complete 250 ODIs

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim has scripted yet another milestone as he has become the first Bangladesh player to appear in 250 ODI matches.

28 Jun 2023

Steve Smith

Ashes 2023: Steve Smith becomes second-fastest to 9,000 Test runs

Steve Smith has added another feather to his already illustrious hat as he has become the second-fastest batter to accomplish 9,000 Test runs.

25 Jun 2023

Dimuth Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne scripts major records with maiden ODI century

Dimuth Karunaratne scripted history with his maiden century in ODIs.

12 Mar 2023

Angelo Mathews

NZ vs SL: Angelo Mathews clocks his 14th Test century

Veteran Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews brought up his 14th Test ton in the ongoing series opener versus New Zealand.

19 Nov 2022

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jagadeesan scripts history with fourth successive century

Tamil Nadu opener Narayan Jagadeesan has scripted history by becoming just the fourth batter to slam four successive centuries in List A cricket.

14 Jul 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Tests: Preview, head-to-head record, and stats

Sri Lanka will host Pakistan in a two-match Test series, starting July 16.

Ben Stokes won't bowl much for Rajasthan Royals: Here's why

Kumar Sangakkara, Director of Cricket of Rajasthan Royals, has revealed that star all-rounder Ben Stokes would be used primarily as a batsman in the upcoming IPL season.

19 Dec 2020

Steve Waugh

Ricky Ponting turns 46: A look at his memorable records

Australian maestro Ricky Ponting turned 46 on Saturday.

27 Oct 2020

Mahela Jayawardene

Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara turned 43 on Tuesday.

#ThisDayThatYear: The highest ever partnership in Test cricket

On this day in 2006, Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene went on to record the highest partnership of all time in Test cricket.

Ganguly a suitable candidate for ICC Chairman post: Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has backed Sourav Ganguly for the International Cricket Council's Chairman role.

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

The Sri Lanka Police, on Friday, called off its investigation over allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final.

SL Minister submits nine-page report to support match-fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, on Thursday, submitted a detailed report to back his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed.

Clare Connor set to become first female MCC President

Former England Women's captain Clare Connor is set to become the first female President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.

T20 World Cup could be postponed: Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara voiced his opinion on the fate of ICC T20 World Cup.

06 Apr 2020

Virat Kohli

#ThisDayThatYear: Sri Lanka outclass India to win World T20 title

On April 6, 2014, Sri Lanka became the fifth nation to win the World T20.

MCC to play List-A and T20 in Pakistan: Details here

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is all set to tour Pakistan to play a few games.

Kumar Sangakkara to lead MCC against Pakistan: Details here

Former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman and reigning Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President, Kumar Sangakkara, is all set to travel to Pakistan once again, with his bat and gloves.

03 Dec 2019

BBC

New Zealand win Spirit of Cricket award: Details here

Runners-up of ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand, have been awarded the prestigious Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for the best sporting conduct for the year.

Ranking the five best knocks by wicket-keepers

When it comes to cricket, it is mostly about the batsmen scoring runs and helping the team win by a big margin.

List of records held by Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara turned 42 years of age, this month.

Wasim Akram humiliated and harassed at Manchester Airport: Details here

Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram shared a horrific experience which he endured in England.

15 Jul 2019

Rohit Sharma

List of major records scripted during ICC World Cup 2019

The greatest cricketing tournament, the ICC World Cup 2019, has come to an end.

04 Jul 2019

India

ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

The ICC World Cup is the most prestigious cricketing tournament in the world.

SL vs WI: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

Sri Lanka and West Indies are set to take on each other in match number 39 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Monday.

20 Jun 2019

England Cricket Team

England vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

In-form England, who have been breathtaking in the ICC World Cup 2019, take on Sri Lanka in match number 27 on Friday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report, timing

New Zealand open their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign on Saturday against Sri Lanka at the Cardiff Wales Stadium.

28 May 2019

Australia

World Cup: Here are the stats you need to know

The ICC World Cup 2019 begins this Thursday, as the teams are all set to put in their best efforts to lay hands on the coveted title.

16 May 2019

Sachin Tendulkar

Here are some unique records scripted in ICC World Cup

The ICC World Cup is undoubtedly the most awaited event in cricket.

Kumar Sangakkara to become MCC President from October 2019

Former Sri Lankan cricket hero Kumar Sangakkara is set to become the next MCC President from October 1, 2019 for a period of one year

12 Feb 2019

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is better than his contemporaries: Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lankan cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara is mesmerized by the performances Virat Kohli delivered in 2018 and has continued to do so in 2019.

#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of Sri Lanka in the World Cup

The World Cup 2019 is set to start from May 30, in England and Wales.

10 Sep 2018

Joe Root

#NewRecord: Alastair Cook surpasses Sangakkara in career Test runs

After a long struggle since the double century against Australia in the 2017-18 Ashes, Alastair Cook delivered his best in his farewell Test.

04 Aug 2018

Virat Kohli

#IndiaInEngland: Who said what about Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli has been ruling the world cricket since the last three years.

15 Jun 2018

Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene slams Lankan board, turns down consultant's role

Mahela Jayawardene slammed the Sri Lankan cricket board and turned down the role of a consultant which was offered to him.

Pakistan Super League: Records broken in 2018

Islamabad United secured a 3-wicket win over defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi on Sunday.

How is ICC working towards saving Test cricket?

The longest format of cricket is facing a looming crisis.

Gautam Gambhir hits back at Ranatunga over fixing allegations

Top scorer for the Indian team in the 2011 World Cup finals, Gautam Gambhir, said that former Sri Lanka captain's demand for probe into the match was "outrageous."