Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 20:03
Sangakkara likens Pietersen to Malinga
Kumar Sangakkara likened the England team's differences with Kevin Pietersen to Lasith Malinga's presence in the Sri Lanka team, as he contemplated playing an England side without Pietersen in the Tests.
Sangakkara has been a vocal advocate for an inclusive Sri Lanka dressing room throughout his career, and said England posed a less stern challenge without Pietersen in the middle order.
Sangakkara said that he doesn’t know the reasons for KP's exclusion but that the fact remains that he's an amazing player.
He said that for the Sri Lankan team, it's been like that with Lasith Malinga. He is very different in the way he looks, and as a person, and not everyone gets on well with each other in a team, and that there are certain people you might not have dinner with, but that doesn't take away from the fact they will be valuable players in a national cause, going out trying to win matches.