Kumar Sangakkara: News

One of the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen of all time, former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara mixed the typical left-handers' charm with the elegance of a right-hander. Sangakkara shattered various records and wrote new ones in the 15 years he played for Sri Lanka. He made his international debut in an ODI against Pakistan in 2000 when he was only 22 years old. The same year, his Test debut against South Africa came shortly after that. Though he is not a textbook wicketkeeper, Sangakkara's talent as a batsman made his early woes behind the stumps unnoticeable. He began his career with a bang by being adjudged player of the match in his second ODI. Along with his close friend and batting partner Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara was part of the highest first-class partnership for Sinhalese Cricket Club against a touring South African side in 2006. Sangakkara grew from strengths to strengths throughout his career. With over 14,000 runs in ODIs and 12,000 runs in Tests, his name is etched in the history of cricket. He is only behind Don Bradman when it comes to double-centuries in Tests. He captained the Sri Lankan team from 2009 to 2011. Sangakkara retired from international cricket in 2015.

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.

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews brought up his 11th career Test century in the ongoing Day 1 of the second Test against England in Galle.

27 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli leads ICC Test Team of the Decade

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as the skipper of the ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade.

19 Dec 2020


Ricky Ponting turns 46: A look at his memorable records

Australian maestro Ricky Ponting turned 46 on Saturday.

06 Dec 2020

Hashim Amla

New Zealand beat WI in first Test: Records broken

New Zealand hammered West Indies in the first Test after concluding the proceedings on Day four.

04 Dec 2020

Hashim Amla

NZ vs WI: Kane Williamson slams third double-century in Tests

Hosts New Zealand extended their domination on Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies, as captain Kane Williamson slammed a defiant double-century.

02 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli

Kohli reaches 12,000 ODI runs, breaks Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record

Run Machine Virat Kohli continued his splendid run with an astonishing innings in the third ODI against Australia.

01 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli

Australia vs India, 3rd ODI: Records that can be broken

The Aussies have completely overpowered Team India on the high-profile tour so far.

24 Nov 2020

Virat Kohli

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Decade Award

India skipper Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Decade Award.

King Kohli turns 32: A look at his astonishing feats

The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, turned 32 on Thursday.

IPL 2020, KKR vs RR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals face each other in match number 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

27 Oct 2020

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara turned 43 on Tuesday.

IPL 2020, KXIP vs SRH: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Kings XI Punjab have been superb in their previous three matches, beating the top three teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL 2020, MI vs SRH: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad in match number 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Sunday.

Indian Premier League: Records KXIP can script this season

Kings XI Punjab will be keen to better their performance in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

#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.

Sri Lanka open probe into 2011 WC final match-fixing claims

Sri Lanka have ordered a criminal probe to look into the allegations that 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai was fixed.

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.

Here are the little known facts about IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is set to commence on April 9.

06 Apr 2020


#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.

#ThisDayThatYear: Slinga Malinga stuns South Africa with a hat-trick

Lasith Malinga defied the laws of cricket with his quirky action bowling action after announcing himself in 2004.

09 Mar 2020

Virat Kohli

ICC tournaments: India have faltered in pressure situations since 2014

Indian cricket, comprising the men's and women's team has failed to crack the pressure code in ICC tournaments in the pivotal stages.

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.

11 Jan 2020

Virat Kohli

India vs Australia, ODIs: Virat Kohli can script these records

The Indian cricket team is all set to take on Australia in a three-match ODI series, starting January 14 in Mumbai.

07 Jan 2020

Virat Kohli

2nd T20I, India beat Sri Lanka: List of records broken

All-round India overcame Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Indore to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

31 Dec 2019

Virat Kohli

Five records which Virat Kohli can script in 2020

Indian skipper Virat Kohli had yet another phenomenal year, as he scripted numerous records.

03 Dec 2019


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.

16 Nov 2019


India vs Bangladesh: Mayank breaks Bradman's record- Details here

India's Test opener Mayank Agarwal has been on a golden run with the bat.

27 Oct 2019

Rohit Sharma

List of records held by Kumar Sangakkara

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

13 Oct 2019

Virat Kohli

India beat South Africa: Here are the records broken

The Indian cricket team overcame South Africa in the second Test to clinch the three-match Test series.

14 Sep 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: Ex-HK skipper Anshuman Rath speaks on move to India

Former Hong Kong skipper Anshuman Rath made headlines after he decided to move to India for better cricketing opportunities.