Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international


Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth cricketer to play 400 one-day internationals when he was selected for the World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The 37-year-old joins two Sri Lankans — Sanath Jayasuriya (445) and current team-mate Mahela Jayawardene (444) — in a list headed by Sachin Tendulkar of India, who played 463 ODI matches.

Sangakkara, the prolific left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who made his debut in 2000, is due to retire from one-day cricket, along with Jayawardene, after the World Cup.