Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara is a wicketkeeper batsman from Sri Lanka. He is a former Captain of the Sri Lankan team. Sangakkara has retired from Twenty20 cricket after Sri Lanka won the the 2013 World Twenty20 title. He has retired from One Day Internationals at the end of Sri Lanka's campaign at the 2015 World Cup. Sangakkara continues to play Test cricket for Sri Lanka and is likely to retire in August 2015.

Sangakkara is second in the list of top run scorers in One Day Internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar. He has passed the 14,000 run milestone on 3 March 2015 against Australia in the 2015 World Cup.

On 11 March 2015 Sangakkara scored a century against Scotland to make four consecutive centuries in ODIs. He is the first batsman to score 4 consecutive ODI centuries. He has a record 500 dismissals in ODIs. His 54 dismissals in World Cup matches is also a record.

Sangakkara will play his final ODI in the 2015 World Cup. He is also likely to retire from Test cricket at the end of three-match series against India in August 2015.


In 2014, Kumar Sangakkara scored 2868 runs in all three formats of international cricket, which is a record tally by a batsman in a calendar year. From the start of 2014, until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Sangakkara has 29 fifty-plus scores from 64 innings across all three formats of international cricket.


After starting the 2015 World Cup with two low scores, Sangakkara scored three centuries in successive matches.

Indian Premier League

In the Indian Premier League, Kumar Sangakkara has led three different franchises. He captained Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad.


  • First and only batsman to score four consecutive centuries in One Day Internationals
  • Only batsman to score four centuries in a single World Cup
  • Second highest run scorer in ODI
  • First overseas batsman to score five hundreds in Australia
  • 500 ODI dismissals and 54 World Cup dismissals
  • Became the sixth player to score 500 runs in World Cup