Sangakkara will play at Big-Bash


Sydney: Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has given Australia`s domestic Twenty20 league a major shot in the arm by signing up to play for the Hobart Hurricanes from next season.

Sangakkara, who retired from limited-overs internationals after the recent World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, will be based at the picturesque Bellerive Oval for the next two editions of the Big Bash.

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“I have always loved Hobart when visiting with the Sri Lankan team, the people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and I am looking forward to spending more time there and getting to see more of it,” the 37-year-old said in a statement.

Sangakkara has scored three centuries in seven tests and one-dayers at Bellerive Oval, including 192 in a test against Australia in 2007 and an unprecedented fourth straight ODI century against Scotland during the World Cup.