Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakarra made his debut for Sri Lanka in 2000 while he was still a law student. He since became a mainstay behind the stumps and proved his credentials as a batsmen for all three formats. The cut and the pull came naturally to him and with growing confidence, he became a more assured front-foot player as well. Sangakkara has refined the belligerence, combining a suave exterior with cutting asides and sharp sledges from behind the stumps. He alongwith Mahela Jayawardene carried the Sri Lankan innings on numerous occasions, most famously putting up 624 runs for the third wicket, pulverizing a South African bowling attack that had the likes of Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini. Sangakkara scored 287 runs while Jayawardene scored 374. Sangakarra became captain after Jayawerdene relinquished the role.

Rajasthan Royals will start their IPL 2023 campaign on April 2 in Hyderabad against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sanju Samson has been called up for the T20 leg of the series against Sri Lanka starting on January 3 at Wankhede in Mumbai.

Former Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya said that he had never seen the nation united like this to throw out a “failed” leader.

The English white ball captain said he is not thinking about his Test return at the moment

Kumar Sangakkara is of the opinion that Jos Buttler, who hasn’t had a good Test career, can shine as an aggressive opener under McCullum

Mitchell so far has scored 451 runs in the on-going three-match series, including two centuries in the first two Tests. On Day One at Headingley, he remained unbeaten on 78.

In the summit clash also, the ace off-spinner opted to bowl quite a few carrom balls instead of regulation off-spin. He gave away 32 runs in three overs without claiming any wickets while defending a modest 130.

Boasting one of the best attacks of IPL-15 in Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Royals began their campaign in style, crushing Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs.

He also paid tribute to former Royals captain Shane Warne, who passed away earlier this month.

Having appointed Samson as their captain before the 2021 season, the Royals have chosen the batter as the first retained player for Rs 14 crore.

Kumar Sangakkara signs off from international cricket after the second Test against India in Colombo.

Kumar Sangakkara played his final Test at Galle against India on Saturday.