Kumar Sangakkara

Born: October 27, 1977 (age 39)


Hometown: Matale, Sri Lanka
Nationality: Sri Lanka Sri Lankan

Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
Sports Mole has 192 articles about Kumar Sangakkara. Articles 1 to 40:
Jonathan Trott of England looks on during day one of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 1, 2013
Result: Warwickshire triumph in Royal London One-Day Cup against sorry Surrey
Warwickshire make short work of claiming the ninth Lord's triumph in their history with an eight-wicket hammering of Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup final.
Sep 17, 18:36
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Trevor Bayliss: 'Alastair Cook can catch Sachin Tendulkar'
England head coach Trevor Bayliss sees "no reason" why Alastair Cook cannot overtake Sachin Tendulkar as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket history.
May 31, 22:15
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
England captain Alastair Cook makes history by reaching 10,000 Test runs
Alastair Cook becomes the first England cricketer and youngest in the sport to reach 10,000 Test runs.
May 30, 15:16
Aaron Finch of Australia celebrates making 150 runs during the 1st NatWest Series T20 match between England and Australia at Ageas Bowl on August 29, 2013
Surrey sign Australia's Aaron Finch
Surrey bolster their squad by signing Aaron Finch, who will act as cover for Kumar Sangakkara when he plays in the Caribbean later this year.
Feb 2, 09:53
Mitchell Johnson leaves the field after playing his final Test for Australia on November 17, 2015
Mitchell Johnson: Top five bowling spells
Following his retirement, Sports Mole looks back on five of Mitchell Johnson's most impressive bowling spells at international level.
Nov 17, 13:09
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Nasser Hussain pays tribute to retired Kumar Sangakkara
Nasser Hussain describes Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara as "a great of world cricket" after his retirement from the international game.
Aug 25, 05:43
Steven Finn of England successfully appeals for the wicket of Ross Taylor of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 201
Result: Middlesex Panthers pick up rare victory against Surrey
Steven Finn takes the wickets of three Surrey players to help Middlesex Panthers on their way to a 43-run victory at Lord's.
Jul 23, 22:12
England bowler Moeen Ali celebrates with Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes after dismissing Michael Clarke during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 9, 2015
Australia big guns removed as England bowlers fight back
Australia finish day two of the first Ashes Test against England on 264-5, 166 runs behind the hosts' first-innings mark.
Jul 9, 18:42
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
T20 Blast roundup: Lancashire Lightning seal Roses double
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from the T20 Blast as Brendon McCullum knocks 158 from 64 balls to steer the Birmingham Bears to victory.
Jul 3, 21:58
Azhar Mahmood of Surrey bats during the NatWest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Middlesex Panthers at The Kia Oval on May 30, 2014
Result: Last-ball six hands Surrey win
Azhar Mahmood hits a six off the final ball of the innings to hand Surrey a four-wicket win over Gloucestershire in the T20 Blast.
Jul 1, 21:25
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne bats during day three of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 28, 2014
Result: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Colombo
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test in Colombo.
Jun 29, 08:02
Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad celebrates dismissing England's Matt Prior during the fifth and final days play in the second Test cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds, England on June 24, 2014
Sri Lanka set target of 153 to win
Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera strike as Sri Lanka bowl Pakistan out for 329 to set themselves a target of 153 to win the second Test in Colombo.
Jun 28, 10:52
Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali leaves the ground after his dismissal during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Sharjah cricket stadium in Sharjah on November 30, 2014
Pakistan move into slender lead at lunch
Sri Lanka drop Azhar Ali but take the wickets of Younes Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan advance to 244-4 at lunch on day four of the second Test.
Jun 28, 09:22
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement
Kumar Sangakkara confirms that he will play his last Test for Sri Lanka this summer.
Jun 27, 14:24
Sri Lanka batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne wave to fans after hitting the winning runs against England during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group A match in Wellington on March 1, 2015
Pakistan trailing Sri Lanka by 115 runs at lunch
Sri Lanka remain in control of day three of the second Test against Pakistan, as the visitors trail by 115 runs at lunch.
Jun 27, 08:35
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the opening day of the third and final cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on January 16, 2014
Sri Lanka continue to dominate against Pakistan on day two
Sri Lanka surpass Pakistan's first-innings total of 138 with seven wickets to spare at lunch of day two.
Jun 26, 07:56
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad on January 18, 2014
Sri Lanka dominate day one against Pakistan
Sri Lanka reach 70-1 at the end of day one of the second Test in Colombo, as they chase down Pakistan's first-innings total of 138.
Jun 25, 14:04
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the opening day of the third and final cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on January 16, 2014
Draw likely in first Test between Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Pakistan remove Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara in the evening on day four of the second Test, but a draw still seems most likely against Sri Lanka.
Jun 20, 13:33
Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot during the first day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 6, 2014
Pakistan slip to 118-5 at end of day three against Sri Lanka
Pakistan slip to 118-5 at the end of day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Jun 19, 13:28
Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Silva is watched by Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as he plays a shot during the second day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 7, 2014
Pakistan three down at tea after bowling out Sri Lanka for 300
Pakistan are left stranded on 38-3 at tea on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka, after bowling their opponents all out for 300 in Galle.
Jun 19, 11:09
Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Silva is watched by Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as he plays a shot during the second day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 7, 2014
Pakistan take two Sri Lanka wickets after tea on day two of first Test
Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva scores 80 not out on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan to lead the hosts to 178-3.
Jun 18, 13:31
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Sri Lanka going strong against Pakistan in second Test
Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara lift Sri Lanka to 123-1 at tea on day two of the second Test against Pakistan, courtesy of an unbeaten 93-run stand in Galle.
Jun 18, 11:43
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne bats during day three of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 28, 2014
Dimuth Karunaratne first to fall for Sri Lanka in rain-affected second Test
The bad weather holds off long enough in Galle for Sri Lanka to get their innings underway against Pakistan, reaching 40-1 at lunch on day two of the second Test.
Jun 18, 09:17
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Australia's Steven Smith moves to top of ICC's Test batting rankings
Steven Smith becomes the first Australian since Michael Clarke in 2012 to move to the top of the ICC batting rankings.
Jun 15, 06:52
England's Jos Buttler in action during 4th Natwest Series One Day International against Australia on September 14, 2013
T20 Blast roundup: Jos Buttler blasts Lancashire Lightning to victory
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from the latest round of T20 Blast fixtures.
Jun 5, 23:20
England international Ravi Bopara in action for Essex on August 17, 2013.
Result: Ravi Bopara, Tom Westley guide Essex Eagles to victory over Surrey
Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley hit centuries as Essex Eagles beat Surrey by six wickets on Alastair Cook's return to county action.
Jun 5, 21:28
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T20 Blast roundup: Dawid Malan hits unbeaten 115
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's games in the T20 Blast.
May 29, 22:17
Steven Davies of Surrey in action during day one of the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Kia Oval on April 06, 2014
Result: Surrey ease to win over Essex Eagles
Surrey register their first win of the T20 Blast with a 44-run victory over Essex Eagles at Chelmsford.
May 16, 16:05
Kevin Pietersen of Surrey celebrates his 150 during day one of the friendly match between Oxford MCCU and Surrey at The Parks, on April 12, 2015
Surrey captain Gareth Batty: Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara "like Christmas Day"
Surrey captain Gareth Batty admits that they are lucky to have "two greats of the game" - Kevin Pietersen and Kumar Sangakkara - in their side for the 2015 season.
Apr 17, 20:22
Durham captain Paul Collingwood shows off his ball control skills during day two of a LV County Championship Division One match on September 18, 2013
Paul Collingwood: 'No surprise over Adam Voges selection'
Paul Collingwood believes that there should be no surprise over Australia's decision to include Adam Voges in the Ashes squad.
Mar 31, 20:11
Martin Guptill of New Zealand celebrates after scoring 200 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 21, 2015
Five Kiwis in ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament
Brendon McCullum is named captain of the ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament which includes five New Zealanders.
Mar 30, 14:17
Kevin Pietersen celebrates his century against New Zealand on March 22, 2008.
Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen return "very unlikely"
England Test captain Alastair Cook insists that it is "very unlikely" that Kevin Pietersen will ever play for his country again.
Mar 18, 14:27
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen stands in the field for Surrey on August 19, 2012.
Kumar Sangakkara 'confirms' Kevin Pietersen will re-sign for Surrey
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara reveals that Kevin Pietersen will return to Surrey for the county cricket season this summer.
Mar 18, 10:19
South Africa's batsman Quinton de Kock celebrates his 100 runs against Australia during their fifth one-day international cricket match in Sydney on November 23, 2014
Result: South Africa reach World Cup semi-finals with nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka
South Africa seal their first World Cup knockout win to reach the semi-finals following a nine-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka.
Mar 18, 09:02
JP Duminy of South Africa celebrates his 100 during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St Georges on February 21, 2014
South Africa bowl out Sri Lanka for 133-10
South Africa are set a target of 134 as they look to overcome Sri Lanka at the quarter-final stage of the Cricket World Cup.
Mar 18, 06:59
B de Villiers of South Africa celebrates his 100 runs during the 5th ODI match between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on January 22, 2012
Live Commentary: South Africa vs. Sri Lanka - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the Cricket World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Mar 18, 03:00
South African captain AB De Villiers leaves the field during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015
South Africa's AB de Villiers: 'We won't choke in quarter-final against Sri Lanka'
South Africa captain AB de Villiers insists that the team will not "choke" when they take on Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals of the World Cup tomorrow.
Mar 17, 07:25
Sri Lanka batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne wave to fans after hitting the winning runs against England during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group A match in Wellington on March 1, 2015
Kumar Sangakkara rules out retirement U-turn
Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara insists that he will stick to his plan of retiring from ODI cricket at the end of the World Cup, despite being in fine form.
Mar 11, 15:03
Sri Lanka batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne wave to fans after hitting the winning runs against England during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group A match in Wellington on March 1, 2015
Result: Sri Lanka secure 148-run victory over Scotland in World Cup clash
Sri Lanka secure a 148-run victory over Scotland in their World Cup clash in Hobart, leaving their opponents still without a win in the tournament.
Mar 11, 11:00
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Record-breaking Kumar Sangakkara punishes Scotland
Kumar Sangakkara scores his fourth successive one-day international century to leave Scotland with a mountain to climb if they are to pick up their first World Cup win.
Mar 11, 07:35