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Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara named Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 2014 

The prolific southpaw from Sri Lanka who had his best World Cup in terms of runs scored has been given another honor by the Wisden for his prolific run scoring form in the year 2014.

Sangakkara who was also given the title in the year 2011 bettered his figures after scoring 2868 runs in all formats in the calendar year and became the second batsmen after Virender Sehwag to win the title twice.

Sangakkara who scored 4 consecutive centuries in this year’s World Cup but his most memorable moment would be the Man of the Match in the final where Sri Lanka beat India to win an ICC T20 World Cup title after a long wait.

Wisden Editor, Lawren Booth, said that his performances made for an easy choice in this regard and that Sanga who is retiring from all forms of cricket will be missed by cricket fans all over the world.

Angelo Mathews, Moeen Ali, Gary Balance, Adam Lyth and Jeetan Patel all formed the group of 5 cricketers named cricketer of the year by Wisden. Meg Lanning from Australia won the Women Cricketer of the year award for her performances in the previous year.

Lanning who was the youngest skipper of an Australian side helped the team lift the T20 title and saw her top the charts for Batting in both ODIs and T20s.

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