KUMAR SANGAKKARA

  • Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel 17 hours 3 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 18 hours 10 minutes ago

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...
  • ICC World Cup: 'Proud' Kumar Sangakkara marks 400th ODI with ton Yesterday

    Melbourne: Kumar Sangakkara said he was proud to have "kept pace with the game" as he marked his 400th one-day international with a century against Bangladesh in their World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The 37-year-old left-hander, who plans to retire from the white-ball game after...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka skipper hails 'brilliant' Dilshan, Sangakkara Yesterday

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hailed century makers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara as "brilliant" after they lifted the 1996 champions to a 92-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls - the ninth highest score in World Cup history -- while Sangakkara marked...
  • World Cup: Dilshan, Sangakkara guide Sri Lanka to huge win over Bangladesh Yesterday

    Something about Bangladesh triggers Sri Lanka into action. So far in the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka have failed to completely dominate an innings. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday (February 26), they dominated a whole match. Perhaps that wasn't surprising, given their 32-4 record against Bangladesh heading into this...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan in Wall Street Journal for somersault antics Yesterday

    Dunedin: Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all. With a bandana and a war paint on...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 12, Pool A 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Second-tier associate nation Afghanistan, looked extremely dangerous at times in their first-ever World Cup match on Wednesday, until Bangladesh exposed their inexperienced batting lineup to win by 105 runs. Playing XIs Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad...
  • IPL Auction: Crores exchange hands, some stay hot some not February 17, 2015

    Bangalore: The 2015 Indian Premier League auction didn't quite capture the imagination as its predecessor did. With the World Cup going on and Ireland dismantling the once indomitable West Indies, that wasn't too surprising; but this was also partly because the eight teams were largely looking to plug gaps and...
  • Poor fielding cost us: Lahiru Thirimanne February 15, 2015

    Christchurch: In a team full of stars, the likes of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, one man flew into the World Cup under the radar but made his presence felt instantly. Lahiru Thirimanne, an upright, elegant and industrious left-hand batsman, comfortably outscored Dilshan at the top of the...
  • Sangakkara passes Ponting on ODI run list February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday became the second highest run-maker in one-day international history during the World Cup clash against New Zealand in Christchurch. Sangakkara started the day on 13,693 runs and needing just 12 more to pass Australia's Ricky Ponting who made 13,704 runs before he retired. The Sri...
  • Jayawardene and Sangakkara's exit will leave a huge void February 14, 2015

    The same yet very different - that is the way I think of the two legends, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara as they prepare to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the final time. What unites them - aside from their long-standing friendship, the fact they have both led...
  • All-round New Zealand humble Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: A cold, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a summery bright afternoon in Christchurch as the home team rang in the World Cup with a commanding performance against Sri Lanka on Saturday (February 14). If the Hagley Oval provided the perfect...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 1 February 14, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Camps with contrasting moods -- New Zealand brimming with confidence and Sri Lanka searching for consistency -- launch the cricket World Cup. New Zealand, co-hosts with Australia, have their tails up after a 4-2 domination of Sri Lanka in a recent...
  • Veterans play key role in Sri Lanka World Cup campaign February 13, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lanka veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will likely be embarking on their last major international campaign when the Cricket World Cup begins in Christchurch on Saturday, and no two players at the tournament more clearly underscore the value of experience to a Cup contender. Jayawardene has already retired...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Sri Lanka want to do it for Mahela and Sanga February 5, 2015

    As the sun begins to set on two of the most tenacious characters of all time in Sri Lankan cricket, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the one last time in their glorious careers to lead the island nation's aspirations in the World Cup 2015, in a...
  • ICC consider stipulatiing bat sizes on World Cup eve February 4, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering placing limitations on the depth of a bat with less than a fortnight left for the World Cup to begin to restore the balance between batsman and bowler. ICC chief executive David Richardson has said the balance between batsman and bowler "may have...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals January 29, 2015

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals on Thursday. Sangakkara took his career tally to 473 dismissals when he caught Corey Anderson off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga in Sri Lanka's seventh match against New Zealand. The 37-year-old went into the...
  • Sri Lanka bank on Sangakkara-Jayawardene hit show at World Cup January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks. The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37-year-olds that started at the turn of the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI January 25, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: New Zealand are leading the series 2-1 with one game being abandoned. With three more games to go, a win on Friday would ensure that they won't lose the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would like...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the the 4th ODI as Kyle Mills returned to the New Zealand squad after coming through his comeback match for Auckland from a groin injury with flying colours. Playing...
  • Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara signs for Surrey January 16, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara is to join Surrey, the English county announced on Friday. Sangakkara is currently ranked as the world's number one Test batsman and is one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the five-day game with 12,203 runs to his credit. The 37-year-old...
  • Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey for 2015 season January 16, 2015

    London: English cricket county side Surrey, on Friday confirmed the signing of Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara. "He is a five-star player and person and that is important because he will be working with our homegrown players," Alec Stewart, director of the county club was quoted as saying by bbc.com on...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI January 15, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Kane Williamson's absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup. Test opener Tom Latham...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 January 7, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round up: New Zealand's Kane Williamson posted his first Test double century and shared a world record 365-run sixth-wicket partnership with BJ Watling to put the hosts in a strong position after day four. Williamson was 242 and Watling...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 January 6, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday. New Zealand were 253 for...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 January 4, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Kumar Sangakkara scored a brilliant 203 - his 11th Test double century - to guide Sri Lanka to a 113-run lead over New Zealand at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve on Sunday. Sangakkara's...
  • Bradman record has Sangakkara reconsider retirement January 4, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara is reconsidering retirement plans after his 203 against New Zealand on Sunday put him one behind Australian legend Don Bradman for the most double centuries. The 37-year-old had indicated the second Test in Wellington could be his last with the intention of retiring from all...