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Sri Lankan Cricket captain, Kings XI Punjab captain


Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman who plays primarily as a wicket-keeper.

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Full NameKumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Date of BirthOctober 27, 1977
Place of BirthMatale, Sri Lanka
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleRight arm off break
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 That's the possibility that we're exploring. I think that's the best way to play Australia. We've got three main spinners and part-time spinners, so we have to make a decision. 
— Kumar Sangakkara on the possibility of playing three spinners against Australia / March 04, 2011
 The real strength of Australia is their pace attack. They've got four quality pace bowlers. They'll come at us very hard, right from ball one, 
— Kumar Sangakkara has good words for Australian pacers ahead of their game / March 04, 2011
 We did pretty well to restrict them to 277 and the start we got was good enough to keep on batting, but when you lose four wickets in the same amount of overs and you are less than 100 for four wickets down, it makes it a bit difficult. We can say that we missed Lasith a bit, but the guys were pretty up to it. 
— Kumar Sangakkara after their 11 run loss to Pakistan / February 26, 2011
 On this track 277 was very gettable and you saw how close we came at the end. If we had done a little more hard work with the top order batsman, I think we would have made it and crossed the line. The real negative for us from this game is we lost a bunch of wickets in a very short space of time. 
— Kumar Sangakkara after their 11 run loss to Pakistan chasing 277 / February 26, 2011
 He had just pulled up a bit stiff before the first game. We are just making sure that he is 100 per cent before we start playing him because we have a long World Cup campaign. I am sure he is pretty fit for selection for this one and, hopefully, if the physio clears him, we can have him on the park tomorrow. 
— Kumar Sangakkara saying Lasith Malinga could play against Pakistan / February 25, 2011

 I think Pakistan is a great side. They've got great balance, they've got match-winning cricketers, not just one but quite a lot of them, so any opposition is wary of them and we are not going to take anything lightly or for granted. 
— Kumar Sangakkara about the Pakistan team ahead of their group match / February 25, 2011
 We probably lost a bit of momentum in the first six. That was vital to kick on. The backwards step we took in the first six stuck with us through the innings. We need to pick up our standards in the field, but the basics are looking okay. We need to convert good starts into good totals. 
— Kumar Sangakkara after their loss to New Zealand in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup / April 30, 2010
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 It is unfortunate that Brett Lee has to leave the tournament due to a fractured thumb. I hope not as we know he is a world-class performer and we would like him to be back fit soon. 
— Kumar Sangakkara on Brett Lee leaving IPL 2010 with an injury / April 15, 2010