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Top 9 reason why Kumar Sangakkara is the greatest batsman

Top 9 reason why Kumar Sangakkara is the greatest batsman

Pranta Deb Emon
Published Date: 21 Oct 2015 | Update : 21 Oct 2015
1. 14 – Sangakkara has the most number of 190-plus scores in Tests. He is followed by Don Bradman (12) and Brian Lara (11), and Mahela Jayawardene, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar have 8 each. 2. 57.40 – Sangakkara’s batting average is the fifth best among batsmen with at least 5000 runs. Sangakkara made 12400 runs including 38 hundreds and 52 fifties in the 134 Tests he played. He finished with 6830 runs in Sri Lanka, the second most by any batsman behind Jayawardene. 3. 66.78 – Sangakkara averaged 66.78 as a pure batsman in Tests, as compared to 40.41188192-24844749-1600-9008 as a wicketkeeper, with 22 of his 38 Test centuries coming after he gave up the gloves. 4. 12400 – Sangakkara has finished his Test career with the fifth highest aggregate in Tests. Only four batsmen have managed more runs than him – Sachin Tendulkar (15921), Ricky Ponting (13378), Jacques Kallis (13289) and Rahul Dravid (13288). 5. 5th – Among the batsmen with 6,000 runs or more in Tests, his average is the fifth highest – the top four being Australia’s Bradman (99.94), England’s Ken Barrington (58.67) and Wally Hammond (58.45) and Gary Sobers (57.78). 6. 60.44 – His tally of 6830 (ave.60.44) in 75 Tests is the second highest by any batsman in Sri Lanka. Mahela Jayawardene had managed 7167 (ave.59.72) in 81 Tests. 7. 60-plus – Among the seven batsmen with 6,000 runs or more at home, Sangakkara is the only one to have maintained an average of 60-plus. 8. 500 – Sangakkara batted 500 minutes on 8 occasions in his Test career, a World Record. 9. 100 – Sangakkara has the highest Test career aggregate (12400) in multiples of 100. He is followed by Graham Gooch (8900), Ian Botham (5200) and Imran Farhat (2400)

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