Kumar Sangakkara – Greatest Left-Handed Batsman of All Time

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara the former Captain of Sri Lanka is probably the greatest Left-handed batsman of All time. He was classy, he was consistent, he was a match-winner, he had some amazing technique of batting, He was a LEGEND after all!!

Kumar Sangakkara had a great career playing for the Sri Lankan team as well as playing in different leagues around the globe. In his 15 years Career that started in 2000 and ended in 2015, he scored a bundle of Runs for his teams, he was always treated to watch the way he constructed his Innings, also turned 50s into 100s. He scored 28,016 Runs across the format. At Retirement, he was the second-highest run-scorer in ODI Cricket and sixth Highest run-scorer in Test Cricket.

Kumar Sangakkara – Greatest Left-Handed Batsman of All Time
Kumar Sangakkara – Greatest Left-Handed Batsman of All Time

Test Cricket:

In 134 Matches he played scored 12400 Runs including 38 100s & 52 fifties with a healthy average of 57.40. He has also scored Triple Century in Test Cricket!! These unbelievable stats show how good and consistent he was for his team!


Kumar Sangakkara In Test Cricket:

Kumar Sangakkara In ODI’S:

In his 404 matches, he scored 14234 Runs including 25 Hundred & 93 Fifties with a healthy average of 41.98!

Again, stats show how Valuable he was for Sri Lanka!

Kumar Sangakkara In ODI'S

Kumar Sangakkara In T20I:

In 56 matches he played, he scored 1382 Runs including 8 Fifties with an avg of 31.40!

Although these stats aren’t outstanding still, he was a valuable player for his team in this format too, scored a magnificent 50 in his last match to win T20 WC 2014! So As far as Stats are concerned, he was a Terrific & Consistent player of Sri Lanka

He alongside Mahela Jayawardene Holds a record of Highest Runs Partnership in test Cricket. They scored 624 Runs in that partnership Against South Africa in 2006. Sangakkara scored 287 Runs in that innings. And that was the best innings of his career probably.  His Second-Best Innings was 52 runs off 35 balls against India in WC Final which was his last innings too.

Kumar Sangakkara with Mahela Jayawardene

The Third is of course his Tripe century (319 off 482 balls).

So Sangakkara was probably the greatest Left-handed batsman of All. There are some other great names too like Brian Lara but for me, Sanga was a Class!

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