Sangakkara

  • Kumar Sangakkara on Durham's radar 17-04-2014 02:34 PM

    London: In a bid to bolster their county campaign this season, defending champions Durham are reportedly keen to sign Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but the management is not willing to reveal the deal, according...
  • Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Colombo: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct. Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara 09-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words on Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes. Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked the row by criticising cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at...
  • Sri Lankan WT20 party marred by players dispute 09-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown...
  • World Twenty20 champion Sri Lanka return to warm welcome 08-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 champions returned home to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday with tens of thousands of fans lining up to greet the players on an open top bus, lighting firecrackers and dancing to drumbeats. The players were welcomed with flower garlands as they left the plane and...
  • Jayawardene, Sangakkara slam officials over Twenty20 retirement controversy 08-04-2014 10:30 PM

    Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph on Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success 07-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka celebrate biggest win in 18 years 07-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the T20 WC title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. Instant celebrations broke out at cricket grounds and public parks in the capital Colombo as well as in suburban...
  • I don't think game of cricket owes us anything: Kumar Sangakkara 07-04-2014 12:27 AM

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it "does not owe anything to the players". It turned out to be a fitting farewell for Sangakkara and...
  • Sri Lanka dedicate World T20 title to Jayawardene and Sangakkara 06-04-2014 11:45 PM

    Mirpur: It was a fitting farewell for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who pulled the curtains on their T20 careers with a memorable triumph at the ICC World Twenty20, and their team-mates dedicated it to the two retiring legends of Sri Lankan cricket. A gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical...
  • Man of the Series Virat Kohli pleased with World T20 outing 06-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli, who won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award, said that India reaching the final was the most pleasing thing for him. Sri Lanka beat India in the final to win the 2014 World T20 title for the first time after reaching the finals in the...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka lift maiden World T20 title beating India 06-04-2014 10:06 PM

    First determination, then emotion. That's how Sri Lanka approached the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final. The team knew Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara won't slip into a T20 jersey again after Sunday. But they didn't let that emotional thought affect their determination of achieving what they couldn't in 2009 and...
  • World T20 Final: Lots at stake for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 10:05 AM

    India vs Sri Lanka match-ups haven't generated much interest of late, but the one on Sunday is different - it's for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. From farewells to history to breaking jinx, the 40-over slugfest will have lots at stake when the two subcontinent giants meet. Here's what...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins. There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats 05-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265...
  • Almighty wants Sangakkara, Mahela to win a World Cup: Darren Sammy 03-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Mirpur: The affable Darren Sammy was graceful in defeat and said that may be God wants Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara to get a chance to savour the taste of winning a World Championship trophy in their swansong T20 international event. "Today, there were two gentlemen (Sangakkara...
  • Sangakkara, Mahela have never let their country down: Farbrace 02-04-2014 06:16 PM

    Mirpur: They have decided to call time on their Twenty20 International careers after the ongoing World T20 here but Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are still the players who can be the difference between winning and losing for Sri Lanka, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. "Mahela played a fantastic...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 22-03-2014 01:54 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat. South Africa's regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis misses out due to injury while Dale Steyn is fit to play. South Africa are in Group...
  • T20I retirement not for 'financial gain', says Jayawardene 20-03-2014 10:00 AM

    Colombo: The former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has dismissed the allegations against him by a Sri Lankan publication that he chose to announce his T20I retirement to an Indian newspaper because it was more 'financially rewarding'. According to Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror daily, Jayawardene chose not to divulge the...
  • I feel very let down by Sangakkara and Jayawardene: Jayasuriya 18-03-2014 10:36 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed disappointment at not being kept in the loop as far as the retirement plans of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from T20 Internationals were concerned. "I feel very let down by them. I've been very transparent with them. If they're...
  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka 17-03-2014 06:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri...
  • 2015 will be my last World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara 17-03-2014 04:06 PM

    Dhaka: Having announced his retirement from T20 internationals, Kumar Sangakkara on Monday said that he would like to call time on his ODI career after the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran Sri Lankan batsman termed it a "natural progression". "As far as ODI and...
  • After Sangakkara, Jayawardene also to quit T20Is 17-03-2014 01:24 PM

    Dhaka: Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. International Cricket Council announced the news of Jayawardene's decision on Twitter. "SL legend @MahelaJay to join @KumarSanga2 in T20I retirement after the #wt20 2014," a tweet from...
  • Kumar Sangakkara to retire from T20Is after World Twenty20 16-03-2014 05:23 PM

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC World T20 tournament in Bangladesh. The 36-year-old Sangakkara, who has featured in all the five World T20 tournaments so far, said the event that gets underway on...
  • Sri Lanka: The wounded tigers of World Twenty20 11-03-2014 09:10 AM

    Upbeat after a scintillating victory in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will look to put behind their past two defeats in the ICC World Twenty20 finals and target back-to-back titles in Bangladesh. The islanders earned a morale booster ahead of the 2014 World Twenty20 by becoming the Asian...
  • Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Sanga's shoes: Mathews 09-03-2014 10:31 AM

    Mirpur: Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day. "You push him up the order or...
  • Asia Cup: Injury-hit Pakistan take on consistent Lankans in final 07-03-2014 01:52 PM

    Mirpur: Defending champions Pakistan will have to contend with minor injury issues to key players Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul as they take on a consistent Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday. Afridi, who has played a pivotal role in turning around...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 06-03-2014 12:49 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh win the toss and will bat On a rampaging run with three wins in as many matches, table-toppers Sri Lanka will look to continue their unbeaten streak when they take on a demoralised Bangladesh in an inconsequential...
  • Batting was tough on a slow track: Sangakkara 03-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Mirpur: He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard. Sangakkara yet again emerged...