Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 15:15
Kumar Sangakkara Named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World



Kumar Sangakkara Named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanac.

Sangakkara joined India's Virender Sehwag as the only two players to be named as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for a second occasion.

The 37-year-old left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper won the award after a stellar 2014 that saw Sangakkara score an all-time record 2,868 international runs in the calendar year, including a triple century.

His feats, which added to an already brilliant career, included a man-of-the-match performance in Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 final win over India last year.

Sangakkara also scored his first Test hundred at Lord's last season, a century which came during Sri Lanka's Test series win over England.

He later confirmed Wisden's judgment by scoring a record four successive hundreds at the recent World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Update : wednesay, 08 April 2015 - 17:12

 Kumar Sangakkara; Leading Cricketer of the Year

Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the year – 2015. Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated as the Leading Cricketer of the year, Cricket sources stated.

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