Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batting icon is all set to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Sangakkara had a stellar 2015 ICC World Cup and was among the top five leading run getters. In the World Cup, the elegant batsman notched up four back to back tons, an ODI record.
The last couple of years have been fantastic for Sangakkara, who also is the first ranked batsman in the Reliance ICC Test Batsmen rankings. Sangakkara though, quit ODI’s after Sri Lanka’s embarrassing loss to South Africa in the World Cup quarter final at Sydney. The run machine is due to retire from international cricket in August, after the India – Sri Lanka test series in Sri Lanka.
Venturing into the Big Bash League will surely be a positive move for the Sri Lankan great. He has been contracted by the Hurricanes to play for them for the next two seasons.
Damien Wright, the coach of the Hobart Hurricanes said, “Kumar’s signing is not only huge for the Hobart Hurricanes but for the Big Bash League overall.” “Kumar is not only an extremely talented batsman but also a leader which is also fantastic.”
Sangakkara is set to be a part of the Big Bash League for the first time.
“The Big Bash League is a fun, exciting and family friendly league with a very high quality of cricket,” he said. “There are so many great players involved and I am really looking forward to the challenge.”