Kumar Sangakkara Interested in Joining Surrey Next Season!

The 37-year-old is set to retire from one-day internationals after this February’s World Cup, although he has indicated he intends to carry on playing Test cricket.

The left-hander has a close relationship with Surrey head coach Graham Ford, the former Sri Lanka coach.

“Playing for Surrey is something that I really want to do,” Sangakkara said.

“Graham Ford is there. I’ve worked with Fordy and he’s been brilliant for Sri Lankan cricket, and personally to me. He’s been a fantastic influence in my career.

“The idea is not to go cold turkey with retirement, but to slowly wind it down and make sure I don’t drive my family nuts by staying at home all day. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it there and have a good season.

“My plans for next year are a case of finalising my Test career, and ensuring I can keep my word to the people that I’ve given my word to.

“The only thing left is to think about is my Test career beyond the World Cup. But I don’t see myself playing more than a couple of series at the most.”